What Is Metallic Grit? AMAZING Wall Finish.

This Chrissy had a hole painter here on paint live TV, and I'm, journeyman, John. And today we got another really cool project behind us. We're going to be doing a metallic grit finish from bow arrow coating from where our coatings. We've got out several of these videos, we're going to be doing, and you can check them out on our channel. But today is we're getting gritty written real gritty here.

So stay tuned for this video that's, how we're going to land it just like that just like that? Okay, so we've. Already got our wall pre coded. And what did we what's our base coat done with John? So this is the color dovetail to Sherwin color.

This was under coated with a duration home, Matt, yep. So if you watch some other videos, it's going to be important that you find the right Sheen for these metallic coating products, you want to go with a matte or some sort of eggshell type of Sheen. Because if you go flat it's going to absorb a lot more of the product than you want it to absorb if you go with like. A semi-gloss or something that's, a higher Sheen, then you're going to have product kind of skidding around and moving. And we don't want that that makes me very sad, that's, not going to be a good thing. So it's already done it's already dry we're going to begin doing our metallic grit finish.

And this is gonna look really cool. And we also have a special guest on the pro from BO arrow. All the way from Chicago Ed Mat tingly is here to make sure you know, we mind our P's and Q's, and we do it. Yeah, we does it right?. Yeah, because, I know, yeah, yeah. He is a cruel taskmaster.

Yeah. So stay tuned. Sorry.

Ed, okay, John. Here we go where our walls, prepped, ready to go. We've got our Cody, metallic grit and I think you know, this is a little different from metallic suede. And also the aluminum we're gonna random roll, and we're going to random trowel, yes.

So we're working in a team of two here. So Chris is going to have the trowel, and he is going to have a six-inch microfiber. Roll. I am just going to be getting the paint up on. The wall for him and then he's going to do the gritty magic.

And so microfiber rollers make sure you just pretty wet them, get them ready to go. And when I'm going to be using this is like 6, 10 6 or 10 inches somewhere around that size. It weighs between 6 and 10 somewhere eight it's anywhere from three inches to 12 inches. I can say that and their flex trials. This is once again, a scroll design specifically for the product. So if you want it to come out, right, I'm, highly recommended using these on the bow.

Arrow, flex trowel. And this is humble metallic grit. So let's get busy.

Okay and okay, guys it's time to start making some money, fine. So got to put it on really, really thick, heavy and thick, he's going to roll it on I'm gonna random roll behind him and start doing some trowel. We have to give him some space here. Yeah, give me some space here, or he's gonna really start getting irritated. You don't want to see me irritated. So I think on this wall, we've purchased two gallons of the product. So this.

Unlike the suede, this takes a lot more product in the aluminum. The aluminum goes a lot farther too. So, thank you I'm almost about ready to if you're working alone, even if you're as a professional as a team I, highly recommend putting glaze into the product gives you more working time, very light pressure on the trowel, barely just hitting the surface.

It's gonna just work my magic with this trowel. If I need to, you know, wet, my roller just keep loading up. You don't want your roller to dry out and. Start, you know, pulling product off the wall. So I'm going to make sure I just keep my roller saturated here, all right, Chris quiz time when it's time, what is making that scratching noise when you are doing that troweling magic? So that's, um, that's, good trivia here. So, and it will talk about that micro glass beads in the product here is making that scratching noise.

And unlike the metallic coating, if you can actually you'll run your trowel, and you can actually pull it off. You all the way down to the. Paint itself on the coating and create, you know what we call peek-a-boos.

The micro grass, beads actually, keep your trowel. You away from the surface and keep you from having this kind of like peek-a-boos. So right, there I probably moved a little too far ahead of Chris. Probably should try to keep it at about a three-foot section at a time and then work back into what he's trying so that we can keep the wet edge, he's Chris, and he's full of magic. So he'll probably end up catching to me. Anyway, But it's, probably a good rule of thumb to try to work in about three to four foot sections at a time.

And what would happen if you didn't random roll this stuff? So the problem with wood, not random rolling it, or it comes down to patterns if you end up creating a pattern that is repeatable that people can see then the moment that you leave that pattern it's going to stand out to the eye. So the goal is, if you work, some sort of random roll random troweling pattern on these walls, you're it's, A lot more forgiving, and it's far more likely that you're going to get away with a wall that looks good because having perfectly repeated patterns with this kind of products is probably next to impossible. Looking pretty dang cool, you're, looking real, fine it's, looking mighty fine John's doing a superb job rolling, oh that is so nice, just look at him, no words of affirmation and encouragement, or it gives me those you read, what look how forgiving that is, and I think that's, one of the great things.

About these bow arrow decorative finishes is if you mess up, you add a little more to it. You can touch it up it's, very, very, very forgiving when it comes out, but like we said, the key to that is make sure you've got a random roll pattern, or when you go back to touch things up you're going to have some issues I'm, just what I'm looking for here is kind of looking for anywhere, where these rolled it I want to knock it down I don't want to leave anything behind that is not knocked down with my. Trowel so I'm kind of looking around for some stippling, kind of just making sure my pattern is random I'm, just looking pretty good. And as I start rolling again, here I'm going to work just a couple inches back into what he's already worked on so that we can keep that wet edge flowing. And you can work that trowel pattern right back in, or at least that's.

What they tell me I kind of just want to you'll really slop it up into, you know, your edges here, and then I'll just run them back pull. It. Out of there, and I'm putting really light pressure on my roller once again, not heavy pressure, I'm gonna random roll back into yo, where we left off here as a painter. This is the fun stuff.

This is what it's really cool to do. If I really like doing this. These are the kind of finishes that I think they're kind of a value-added thing to be able to present something like this, if you're a professional painter to your clients.

It really is an easy piece to add in I know, when we've talked to Die. From bolero coatings, he's talked a lot about how they're starting to see a lot of this in commercial applications because it's cheaper and just as durable as commercial-grade wallpapers, like I said, really easy to touch up, really nice deep dynamic, look to the coating and fun that's just traveling really nice. If you can see some of it like the undercoat through it.

If you see too much I'd like if you see, maybe like 20% of the undercoat, so it's about just about right, if you allow the nap I'll, give. You really will allow it to stipple like this, not very much pressure that makes it better. All right there. We have if it's, not dry. But we got the finish on the metallic grit. If you ever want to know what the color is, it is Dorian Gray. It is so that's.

The color it took us less than an hour to roll and back throw that on right, yeah. And I think if you're a team that is working and doing a lot of this, you can start bringing that time down, but you know for a look like this and granted, there are. Probably a dozen different looks that you could use to come up with this probably more, you know, we're probably about a gallon of product that we used on this wall. So that's, one full nine by twelve wall, nothing breaking it apart, it's a lot of product to put up there. Yeah, it quite excretes. Yeah. It looks absolutely amazing.

How much would you charge for that wall? I think if we are doing just one wall like a feature wall like that you're you're going to be about a hundred bucks in product I would. Say, you're, probably 450 to 550 for a feature wall like that that's here in our markets, going to fluctuate depending on where you're at and maybe how you feel that day exactly how you feel is very important.

So there you have, you know, do-it-yourselfer and professional painters could apply this product it's, very I, wouldn't say, just simple, I mean, it's user, friendly its user, friendly. It takes an artistic eye like I. Think whatever look you want.

You've got to have that end goal in mind and know what. You're going to be about because you, especially if you're a professional right? Furthermore, you've shown someone a sample you should probably be able to follow through on that. Yeah, and what's. Interesting too about the product is really no. Two walls are the same I mean. This wall is unique.

You can duplicate it. You know, down the road somewhere else, but it's kind of unique it's unique to the person that you'll, rolled it on applying it and stuff. So, yeah, it's absolutely amazing. If you've enjoyed this video, give us. A thumbs up hit the notification bell that way you get notified next time. We come out with our one of our metallic finished coatings on videos.

We got two one on suede. Furthermore, we got one on aluminum coatings, I, metallic suede aluminum metallic paint metallic. They talk to women in paint pallet grit.

And we're going to be doing another one with a different effect. So we got this one right here that was I'm random, rolled random trout. We're going to be using this and I think this is your favorite effect. What is. This little turf tool, you can create some nice tree effect. You can do a lot of things with it. I'm sure, including back scratcher, loofah.

Anyway, hope you guys enjoyed this video. We got to get going. It makes some money because we're just here talking, and we're, not making money.

What we'll see you in our next video.


Dated : 09-May-2022

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