Create that high-fashion look at home with added radiance and dimension using Dulux Design Metallic and Dulux Design Pearl effects paints.


  1. Good preparation is the key to great results. So read the Dulux Preparation Guide prior to getting started.
  2. Applying effects paints follows the same basic process of painting a wall. First mask off and cut-in your wall then apply your first and second coat. For more details refer to our How to paint walls instructions.

    TIP: Dulux Design Metallic and Pearl contain reflective beads that give them their metallic sheens. Different application techniques will create different effects so play around on some board before you paint your first wall. Try spraying for a smooth reflective finish, or experiment with different brush techniques to create patterns and textures within the finish.

  3. Once you’re done clean up is a breeze with a little water for your brushes and roller.

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