How to Apply Interior Wall Pearl Paint

You can use many painting techniques on the walls of your home to help create a more interesting and varied décor from room to room.
Brushed Pearl goes with any color paint.Brushed Pearl goes with any color paint.
By applying interior wall paint and Valspar Brushed Pearl, you will be adding dimension and texture to your space. According to Valspar, the resulting effect is one that you would only expect from a professional faux paint artist.

Step 1

Cover areas like window trim, door frames and baseboards with painter's tape.

Step 2

Use your paint brush to apply the Brushed Pearl base coat along corner and edges where the roller won't be able to easily cover. Approximately 3-inch wide strips of this coat will create a frame for you to begin using the roller.

Step 3

Finish the base coat with a roller and leave to dry overnight.

Step 4

Apply the Brushed Pearl color of your choice using a standard paintbrush. The technique to use involves moving the brush in "X" shapes across the wall and overlapping each stroke with another. The paintbrush should only be coated about an inch, and each stroke should be only about half a foot long. Work in 4 ft. by 8 ft. sections. Frame out each section with a 3-in. border along corners, ceiling and baseboard. Working in small sections like this ensures that you always have wet edges of paint to work with.

Step 5

Smooth the paint using a plastic float trowel. Use circular motions to create a swirl effect. If the trowel slips rather than grabs the paint when swirling patterns, you may need to wait a few minutes to let the paint dry more before you continue forming the patterns. Wipe the plastic float trowel with a wet rag when it becomes caked in Brushed Pearl material. Continue swirling until you achieve the affect you want.

Step 6

Wait at least 4 hours for the surface of the wall to dry. If the texture is uneven or if it is not thick enough, add another coat of the Brushed Pearl material.

Things You Will Need

  • Painter's tape
  • Paint roller
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Brushed Pearl
  • Plastic float trowel
  • Rag

Tip

  • Use Valspar Faux Clear Protective Finish to complete the job. It will enhance the metalic shine of the paint.

About the Author

J. Johnson has been completing freelance writing work since September 2009. Her work includes writing website content and small client projects. Johnson holds a degree in English from North Carolina State University.