Faux Finish TIps

Using Bronze kandy Pearl to achieve incredible Faux Finish effects in interrior design paints.

kandy and pearl powders are great for creating incredible interior decorating FAUX FINISH effects in your home or business. Check out our Faux Finish Tips:

  • TIP#1- Faux finish glaze with pearl or kandy powdered pearl pigments is super-hot right now. It is achieved by mixing pigment into clearglaze or water-based polyurethane, and applying it to the existing latex paint on the wall with a brush. USING A ROLLER OR A SPRAYER DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF FAUX FINISH, SO use sponges, rags, brushes or any other faux finish technique that you are familiar with.
  • TIP#2: One bag of our kandy or pearl pigment will treat up to a gallon of glaze or clear poly, but it is advisable to mix it about a quart at a time to get your desired consistency.
  • TIP#3: Pick a base color that your pearled kandy FAUX FINISH will look good over. A flattering base color makes all the difference. For instance, a blue ghost pearl would look nice over a light blue or grey paint. A gold pearl looks nice over reds, greens, oranges, or browns. Experimentation is the key.
  • TIP#4: Applying a little pearl faux finish over white or black latex paint can create a great kustom paint effect! Our flip colors are designed to paint over black, so getting color changing results depends on applying several coats over a black base. Our Caribbean Gold Kolorshift Pearls has been used in theater to create backgrounds that resemble realistic water.
  • TIP#5: Making your white walls look like pearl is simple by using a white or silver pearl in glaze over your paint. We plan on releasing many more pictures soon displaying the uses of pearls in your home finishes.