How to Paint a Metallic Baroque Finish

Modern Masters Metallic Baroque Finish How-to Tutorial | Cafe BlogBaroque is a period of artistic style where drama and ornamentation with rich details reigned supreme. In our Metal Effects system, we had a Baroque patina that produced a unique, two-tone look imitating some of the finishes seen in this period. Although no longer available, we still receive calls for guidance on reproducing the technique. Our in-house studio created an easy way to duplicate the finish with our Matte Metallics and Metallic Paint Collection. It’s shown here on a classic bust, but you can easily adapt it for furniture, decor accents, walls, ceilings and more. Ready to paint?

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METALLIC BAROQUE FINISH HOW-TO

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1. Prime surface with an acrylic primer. Allow to dry.

2. Apply a full basecoat of Platinum Metallic Paint. Allow to dry for 30 minutes to an hour.

3. Apply a second coat of Platinum Metallic Paint and while wet, brush in Champagne Metallic Paint in random areas. Stipple with a brush or mottle with a rag. This creates the warm undertone of the finish. Allow to dry for 1 – 2 hours.

4. Once dry, work in small sections and brush on Warm Silver Matte Metallic into recessed areas and random areas on the surface. Mottle with a rag as you apply. This creates the subtle aging of the finish.

5. Repeat until desired look is achieved.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this Metallic Baroque Finish Tutorial. Please feel free to pin the how-to technique for future use or share the finish!  Be sure to send pics of your results to Projects@ModernMasters.com – we love to see your projects. Have an inspired day!