The final touch for this room make over was going to be an elaborate glitter wall. But I was worried about a few things
- All the glitter wall tutorials I saw used a mix of large and small glitter flakes…and I was concerned about needing to paint over flakes, and the surface not being smooth, when she is done with glitter.
- Seriously. Glitter? I actually hate glitter. It truly is the herpes of the craft world and bane of my existence.
- See numbers 1 and 2
I’m a big believer that there is a solution to every problem. And the answer is usually found on Google or Amazon. HA! Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch, but this particular solution really was found on Amazon!
I found this Glitter Glaze, which is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a sheer, smooth, glaze that goes on and dries without any roughness or loss of glitter!! Now, when I have to paint over this amazing wall, it will not be a major headache!
- Argent Acrylic Glitter Glaze
- Trim Brush (I use Wooster brushes)
- Painters Bucket (to dump and mix glaze in
- Small amount of water
Prepare to be Amazed!
I painted this entire wall, an it’s huge, with just one 16 ounce bottle of glitter glaze. I did mix it with a little water because I was afraid i would run out and didn’t want to have to wait for another bottle to be sent to finish this project. I had a bit left over when i was done, so I probably could have gotten away with not thinning it, but the results did not suffer so better safe than waiting…right?!
Applying the Glaze
This glaze dries pretty quickly, so you want to work methodically and consistently when applying to your wall.
Start in one top corner and work your way out and down. It is a bit hard to see where you have applied when you’re right up close and it’s wet, so make sure you have some kind of pattern or method for keeping track of where you have and have not applied the glaze, otherwise it will be uneven.
Just keep working until the entire wall is equally coated in the glaze…then stand back and admire the beauty of the sheen this creates on the entire wall.
My daughter LOVES this wall! It was a huge impact for a relatively small amount of work. We are both very pleased with the outcome and I am looking for any excuse to use this amazing glaze again!
*FYI the sheen this glaze puts off is slightly green (we call it Tinker Bell green). We love the color but, if you are planning to use this product, and hate the color green, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
It is literally impossible to catch, on camera, how beautiful this sheen is! It ripples across the wall as you move through the room and the angle of light and your view changes. It’s so much prettier than what it looks like here, but I had to, at least, try to give you an idea!
You can See the entire completed room tour, where I did a video, here!
And The rest of this series:
Here – Geometry Wall
Here – Let Them Be White
Here – Flower Mirror
Here – Fanciest Switch Plates