This ceiling treatment is an easy DIY project that adds drama and elegance to any room. We also have the step-by-step instructions for the metallic painted ceiling project that you can download and print.
Skill Level: Novice
Time: 8 to 10 hours
Tools and Materials
- 1 gallon Martha Stewart Living Precious Metals Kiwi Peel paint (this is no longer available, however there are other choices in metallic paints, including this Martha Stewart Living Golden Pearl Metallic Paint, which has a similar look)
- 4 8-foot pieces of 11/16 x 2 ¼-inch moulding
- Saw and miter box
- Construction adhesive
- 2-inch painter’s tape
- Drop cloth
- Measuring tape
- Paint roller set
The other colors you see in the photos:
Using the painter’s tape, mask off a 6-foot x 6-foot area on your ceiling, and cover the ceiling light fixture. Make sure your ladder is on steady ground and do not over-reach.
Cover your furniture and carpet with a drop cloth.
Paint the area with the primer.
After you are done priming, clean the roller thoroughly, and wait at least two hours before you begin painting.
Paint the square with the metallic paint using a roller. Wait four hours, and apply a second coat.
Once the second coat has been applied, remove the painter’s tape at a 45-degree angle. Touch up around the edges if necessary.
Measure each side of the ceiling area you painted, and mark that measurement on each piece of moulding.
Make sure to leave equal excess on each end to accommodate the angle.
Using the marks as a guide, cut each end at a 45-degree angle. In order for the pieces to fit together properly, cut each end in opposing directions like this: / .
Using the construction adhesive, glue the moulding, in a square, to the ceiling.
Step back and admire your work.
Download printable instructions for this metallic painted ceiling DIY project and get started!
And while you’re at it, take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog.