I know, kind cheesy to test it at the store, but for $40 a quart, I wanted to make sure I knew what I was getting!
I will be honest…I am a spray girl. This product was too thick to spray, even with my largest needle and tip I was not getting the finish I liked. I would have had to thin it out way too much and didn't want compromise the metallic nature of the paint by doing so. I tried rolling it with 3 different rollers and it created millions of tiny micro-bubbles. I tried 'wiping' it with a large sponge thingy but that took WAAAY too much off. So, I used the old fashioned method. A brush.
I painted, and painted AND PAINTED! I think overall it took 5-6 coats to get a really good and complete coverage.
I feel that this product acts almost like a velvet fabric, you know when you slide your hand one way on a velvet cushion it looks a little darker, but then you slide your hand the other way and it takes on a different shade and sheen…yeah, that's what this was doing with every stroke. After trying to avoid it I just realized that I was fighting a losing battle and had to just go with it.
Like I mentioned, I LOVE the result and if I were to do it again, I would spray the base color, after I primed it, with as close of a color to the metallic top coat, as possible. That way I think I would have needed less coats.
I ended with a few coats of super high gloss clear lacquer to give it the glamorous look and shine she was going for:)