How Do You Add Glitter to Paint for Walls?


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Add glitter to wall paint by mixing glitter directly into the paint can using a mixing attachment on a power drill. Another option is to add glitter paint additive to clear coat paint and apply the mixture atop the wall paint.

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Pour a small amount of glitter into the paint can, and combine it with the paint using the mixing attachment. Stop at frequent intervals to check the glitter level of the paint, adding more glitter until your achieve your desired look. Be sure to use glitter that is designed as a paint additive rather than craft glitter, which quickly sinks to the bottom of the can. Pour small amounts of paint at a time into a tray, applying it to the wall in even strokes.

To use glitter mixed with a clear coat, paint the room in your desired color, and let the base paint dry before pouring the mixture into a clean tray and applying it to the wall using a roller brush. Another option is to apply a premixed glitter finish to the walls after they're painted and dried. A final alternative is to purchase a glitter gun to project dry glitter onto the walls while the base paint is still wet. Apply another layer of paint when finished.

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