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Old 11-18-18, 05:46 AM
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Cool Textured ceiling

Hi, I have applied a textured coating to my ceiling and finished it with a smooth bark effect. I have not painted it yet because I quite like the creamy colour that it is now. I would like to add a bit of sparkle and thought I could mix some glitter into clear matt varnish and brush it onto the textured coating. Would this work? or would it just pull the coating away from the ceiling?
 
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Old 11-18-18, 05:52 AM
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They make clear acrylic glazes that would be better suited for that type of faux painting.
 
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Old 11-18-18, 06:06 AM
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Ah, thanks for the advice. I will check out my DIY store to see if it is stocked.
 
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Old 11-18-18, 06:09 AM
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Years ago we'd apply glitter to wet paint or texture with a hand cranked hopper gun. It could also be tossed up on the ceiling although that method wasted more glitter and was a little harder to get it uniform.
 
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haha, well thank you for your input. Too late for me to add it to the texture because it's already on the ceiling and dry... not sure about throwing it up there to see if it sticks! Think I will try to mix the glitter into a clear substance that won't damage the textured plaster.
 
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Old 11-18-18, 09:31 AM
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not sure about throwing it up there to see if it sticks
As long as the paint is still good and wet the glitter will stick. While there is a bit of a learning curve it isn't all that difficult.

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