DIY Project: Metallic Painted Ceiling

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DIY Project: Metallic Painted Ceiling


This ceiling treatment is an easy DIY project that adds drama and elegance to any room. We 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

Cost: $150

Tools and Materials

The other colors you see in the photos:



DIY Project: Taping the Ceiling for the Metallic Painted Ceiling


Step 1

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.


DIY Project: Cover Furniture Before Starting the Metallic Painted Ceiling Project


Step 2

Cover your furniture and carpet with a drop cloth.



DIY Project: Applying Primer for the Metallic Painted Ceiling


Step 3

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.


DIY Project: Painting the Ceiling with Metallic Paint


Step 4

Paint the square with the metallic paint using a roller.

Wait four hours, and apply a second coat.


DIY Project: Removing Painter's Tape from the Metallic Painted Ceiling


Step 5

Once the second coat has been applied, remove the painter’s tape at a 45-degree angle.

Touch up around the edges if necessary.


DIY Project: Cutting Moulding for the Metallic Painted Ceiling


Step 6

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: \ / .



DIY Project: Appying Moulding the the Metallic Painted Ceiling


Step 7

Using the construction adhesive, glue the moulding, in a square, to the ceiling.


DIY Project: Metallic Painted Ceiling


Step 8

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.



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  1. Maria says:

    I will like to know all the wall colors, the orange is Glowing Firelight, the metallic is Martha Stuart Kiwi peel metallic , but what about the light color??? I truly believe that the paint samples are necessary.

  2. Veronica Hernandez says:

    Can someone tell me what paint color is on the walls of this dining room. I’m painting my entire apartment and love the red,kinda coral, and orange colors.

    • Craig Allen says:

      That’s Behr Premium Plus in Glowing Firelight.

      I strongly recommend you not make your paint choice solely on the photo in this article, though. The paint could look quite different in your room than it does in the photo. The photo is shot and displayed to show as accurately as possible the color, but the light in the room you want to paint could be quite different than the light in the room where the photo was shot.

      You might consider making a small investment in purchasing a paint sample, and trying it out in situ before you make any commitments.

      -Craig, from The Home Depot

  3. Deb Zilinkas says:

    This dining room is splendid, and I am not even a fan of the GO RED, that everyone seems to want to do. The actual ceiling tones down the Red and what a warm feeling. Great Job.

  4. Love the color and effect of this ceiling!