11:44PM | 05/21/04
Member Since: 05/21/04
4 lifetime posts

I am in the middle of remodeling my condo in Minneapolis.

I would like to acheive a sparkling silver effect on my wood trim around door, windows and baseboards. I have sanded the varnish off the trim and applied a grain filler. I have sanded that completely smooth. I need to find a spray paint that will give me a light sparkling silver finish -- as opposed to a dull, flat gray finish. Does anyone have any tips or resources for such a product. Or maybe even a different approach to obtain a silver-leafed effect?

Thanks for any reply.



03:28PM | 05/30/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
my wife does decorative painting. I've seen her achieve similar effects by painting the background colour first, then using a toothbrush dipped in the silver sparkle paint to speckle it with. You would have to mask off the surronding, hold the toothbrush with the bristles standing up and then use a popsicle stick tp make them spit paint at the featured trim. Practice on something in a carboard box first.

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