Glitter and Sparkle
When life gives you an empty wall, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.
Transform any wall paint to glitter magic.
Glitter is a great way to add some fun to a young child's bedroom wall or the wall of a craft room, or as we like to say, glitter doesn’t have an age cap because even adults likes it too. A glitter wall even adds a great finishing touch to a living room wall which will leave your guests with an everlasting good impression.
You can use any colour paint and any colour glitter. We recommend using a washable sheen like Vinyl Silk or a wipeable matt like super acrylic mixed to colour of choice colour/type from our Panache Paint range. Then mix Bastion’s paint glitter, colour of choice with our Panache acrylic bonding sealer, add little bits at a time till you have the correct measure and finish you require you can rather add more coats of the sealer than having to much glitter in the paint. When adding glitter also note that you will have to mix the sealer constantly otherwise the glitter will just settle to the bottom.
When adding glitter to paint it is important to evenly distribute the glitter throughout the paint, so that the amount of glitter remains constant on all parts of the wall. Improper mixing can lead to the glitter settling and the last part of the room painted having a lot more glitter than the first part. For this reason, there are a few things to keep in mind
Mix Small Batches
Mixing smaller batches of paint can help prevent settling. If you mix the entire can of paint, it may be many hours before you reach the paint at the bottom of the can. If you mix a smaller batch, you can mix and use up the paint inside of a couple of minutes. Be sure to mix the entire can of paint thoroughly first, then pour a small amount into a smaller container along with the proper amount of glitter. Mix the paint and glitter and do a test run on a small section of wall. Adjust glitter and paint ratio as you like.
Use the Right Glitter
If you are going to mix glitter into your paint, use glitter that is specifically manufactured for painting applications. Paint glitter is designed to be mixed with paint and will be more apt to remain in suspension in the paint, rather than settling to the bottom of the can. Craft glitter may not mix evenly and may even flake off the wall once the paint dries.
Mixer Drill Attachment
Ideally you would pour your glitter in to your paint can and put the can into an industrial paint mixer. Rare is the homeowner with a paint mixer in his home, however, so a mixing attachment on a drill is the next best thing. Mix your paint thoroughly first, then pour in small amounts of glitter, mixing as you pour. Mix and remix the paint every couple of minutes to keep the glitter from settling.
And there you have it, a shiny wall to match your diamond personality. 😊