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How to Make a Ceiling Sparkle with Rich Color

Make your ceiling sparkle with deep, rich eggplant and gold. It's all accomplished by pushing color into the surface with an ordinary kitchen sponge.

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  • Time


  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Tape off Floorboards and Trim

Cover the floor with rosin paper.

Tape off the floorboards and trim work with painter's tape.

Step 2: Paint Walls

Paint the walls with Glenwood Brown 1141. A second coat may be needed to cover walls that have been painted with a darker color or have several stains.

Allow to dry completely.

Step 3: Prep the Ceiling and Apply Eggplant Color

Seal ceiling trim tape with varnish.

Using large square brushes paint a layer of 2117-30 Shadow across the ceiling using criss-cross motion.

Step 4: Apply Metallic Gold Glaze Mix

Using a new sponge scrub on Chromotone Quick Dry Latex Metallic in Roman Gold mixed with glaze. Scrub in a small circular motion to create pattern.