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EXTREME SHEEN®

Offering an advanced, finely-pigmented formula, DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™ is the brightest, water-based, acrylic metallic paint on the market. Offered in a variety of trendy as well as classic colors, you are guaranteed a uniform, metallic shimmer from the ultra-fine, reflective pigments.

  • Water-based
  • Durable finish
  • Soap and water clean-up
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Colors Available

Extreme Sheen comes in 28 traditional as well as jewel-tone colors.

Pearl
Pearl
Champagne Gold
Champagne Gold
Rose Gold
Rose Gold
Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz
Pink Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline
Berry
Berry
Ruby
Ruby
Garnet
Garnet
Coral
Coral
24K Gold
24K Gold
Vintage Brass
Vintage Brass
Bronze
Bronze
Copper
Copper
Antique Bronze
Antique Bronze
Peridot
Peridot
Emerald
Emerald
Jadeite
Jadeite
Aquamarine
Aquamarine
Sky Blue Topaz
Sky Blue Topaz
Sapphire
Sapphire
Deep Sapphire
Deep Sapphire
Lavender Frost
Lavender Frost
Amethyst
Amethyst
Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Silver
Silver
Tin
Tin
Pewter
Pewter
Obsidian
Obsidian

How to Use Extreme Sheen

Shake well. Apply using a soft brush or roller. On a smooth/sealed surface, first apply a basecoat or primer or sand lightly for better coverage. Sand lightly between coats to achieve the highest metallic sheen. Apply coats as needed to achieve metallic finishes ranging from semi-transparent to solid. Soap and water clean up.

Tips for Extreme Sheen

No primer is needed for adhesion before painting, and no sealer is needed to protect the surface after painting.

Basecoat surface with a similar Americana Acrylics paint color for more opaque coverage.

For a smooth finish, use a soft flat brush and apply the paint by brushing in one direction.

For a smooth finish with the highest metallic sheen, sand with a fine grit sandpaper in between coats. Sand the final coat with a brown paper bag for an ultra-smooth finish. Ensure that the paint is completely dry before sanding.

For a textured look, use a high-density foam roller or sea sponge instead of a brush.

For a burnished/brushed metal look, use a round waxing brush and apply the paint in a circular motion.

Layer varying shades of Extreme Sheen paint colors using a dry brush technique to create realistic, faux metallic finishes.

Use Extreme Sheen to add highlights over similar colors in any acrylic painting project.

Mix Pearl or Sterling Silver Extreme Sheen with any other Extreme Sheen color to create a pastel metallic or more subtle traditional metallic color.

Use a different water container and brush when using metallic paints to ensure that no shiny flakes end up in your regular acrylics. Paint the ends of the brushes you designate for metallic paints to guarantee that no cross-contamination takes place.

If using stencils, clean quickly before paint dries.

Do not add Drying Time Extender, Fabric Medium, or any other medium to any Extreme Sheen. It can lessen the intensity of the metallic finish. Dilute with water when needed.

Patent Pending Reflective Technology

Extreme Sheen's patent pending formula offers the most advanced technology on the market.

DecoArt's NEW Metallic Formula: ALL light is reflected by aligned particles.

Current Metallic Formulas on the Market: Reflection lost due to unaligned particles.

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