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Gimcyn Luxury

Textured Pearly Metallic Paint For Feature Wall




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5qm (53 square feet) per Unit

Number of coats

One, after the pre-coloured primer

Recommended Tools (SOLD SEPARATELY)

Impera Italia Special Effect Brush and Tobacco or Half-Moon Sponge

Colour accuracy disclaimer

Please note that although we make every possible effort to upload the best quality images of our colour range, due to the nature of Metallic paints, they are likely to look slightly different to real life. We cannot be held responsible for issues with colour accuracy if the colour was not previously sampled.

Drying Time

Touch dry in 60 mins, completely dry in 12 hours.


At least 1 year when stored between +5C and +30C and kept out of direct sunlight.


If you placed an order for 2KG of our Gimcyn Luxury Metallic paints or more, please note that to reduce packaging, our warehouse team where possible will combine the material into one larger bucket. Make sure to check the Gimcyn Luxury paint label, the weight of the bucket will be marked.

Colour Samples

Only 1 sample pot of each colour can be requested per order. Orders for multiple samples of the same colour will be cancelled due to excess demand and limited availability.

Refunds and Returns

Our paints are bespoke made to each individual order. For this reason, only the base colours may be returned or exchanged. Coloured paints are not eligible for return or exchange. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

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Gimcyn Luxury 

Gimcyn Luxury is a new and improved textured feature wall paint with iridescent shimmer that can create stunning walls that you, your loved ones or your clients will fall in love with. Depending on the application Gimcyn Luxury can produce a variety of different looks, from a shimmer with almost no texture to a heavily ‘3D’ effect or from very light and colourful wall to dark wall.

This stunning paint is  an easy-to-apply and cost-effective alternative to wallpapers, panels and cladding and creates a durable, repairable finish. We recommend Gimcyn Luxury to those who want the very best for their projects as it comes with a pre-coloured primer for maximum opacity.

Please remember that if you want to apply Gimcyn Luxury on a dusty, chalky or high porous area, you should use Atomo (To be applied before Gimcyn Luxury Primer) This will help to consolidate the surface!

To increase water repellency and wipeability we recommend applying 2 coats of Impera Matt.

Before placing an order it is strongly recommended to to order a sample pot or Gimcyn Luxury colour chart as colours, depending on the lighting and interiors, may significantly change.

Impera Italia’s Gimcyn Luxury paint comes as a bundle, with the right amount of Gimcyn Luxury primer to cover 5 square metres per unit.


What comes in the bundle?  

1 kg of Gimcyn Luxury paint

1/2 L of pre-coloured primer


How to apply Gimcyn Luxury 

Make sure to do test patch with less than 15 gramms to ensure you can achieve the right look before going ahead with the below.

  1. Dilute the Gimcyn Luxury primer with 30% of water (0,5 l of primer with 150ml water or 1l of primer with 300mls water) and apply it with short pile or mohair roller.
  2. Wait 2 to 4 hours, as long as the primer needs to get fully dry.
  3. Open and stir the paint, then apply one coat of Gimcyn Luxury by brush, with a criss-cross technique.
  4. If you prefer a brushed effect then leave it as it is or alternatively, after 5 to 10 minutes move the grain of the paint with a tobacco sponge to get rid of the brush marks.
  5. Make sure to respect the drying time. Create the effect in sections, about a quarter square metre (2-3 feet) at a time. Also, don’t create a sharp ‘edge’ when putting on the paint, spread it around the edges so you’ll be able to connect it.
  6. The final finish will be ready in about 30 minutes (touch dry) and it will completely dry after 8 hours


Gimcyn Luxury textured paint sample pot 

Every 50g of this stunning metallic textured paint sample covers about 0.25 msq (0.37 square feet) and it does not come with the primer as it should only be used to indicate the final colour. Apply it on a white surface, not too absorbent.


Impera Italia’s Advice™

Make sure to test how to spread the paint and always use the correct tools, the Italian special effect brush and a tobacco/half-moon sponge.



Gems can be organic (eg pearl) and inorganic (opal).


Q: Is this product waterproof? Can this product be applied in wet rooms or shower cubicles?
A: This product should not be applied on surfaces that can get in contact with water, it is meant to be a special indoor feature wall paint.


Q: Can you put Gimcyn Luxury over tiles?
A: Although technically (after priming the surface) it can be applied, it’s not recommended as the texture of the tiles won’t be covered.


Q:  Is metallic paint washable?
A:  We’d rather say wipeable, but if you apply one of Impera Italia’s protectors you can have your washable metallic paint, but remember it’s not waterproof.


Q:   Can you brush on metallic paint?
A: Yes, some of Impera Italia’s metallic paints can be brushed on using a semi-hard brush.


Q: What is the difference between normal paint and metallic paint?
A: Normal paint is usually an emulsion paint which is a flat paint for wall decoration. Metallic paints from Impera Italia are acrylic paints with metallic mica powders which create a lustrous metallic look.


Q:  Does metallic paint need a clear coat?
A: If we are referring to a clear protector applied on the top of Impera Italia metallic paint, then only to improve its durability.


Q:   How do you apply metallic paint?
A: Impera Italia offers different metallic paints which can be applied with a semi-hard brush, a foam roller, a Venetian plastering trowel, or a sponge. It all depends on the design.


Q:  What is the best metallic paint?

A: The best metallic paint is the one that fits your ongoing design. Impera Italia has a large selection of metallic paints for wall and ceiling décor which satisfy even the most demanding customer.


Q: Is metallic paint easy to apply?
A: Most of Impera Italia metallic applications are quite easy. However, all is up to the individual client. All metallic paints could be applied in an easy or more sophisticated way to achieve different looks.


Q:  Do you need a topcoat for metallic paint?
A: Depends on what we call a ‘top’ coat.  Impera Italia metallic paints should be applied on top of a recommended primer. Metallic paints are applied in one or two coats maximum. Mostly they are not required to be protected but if you want to increase durability then certainly a recommended protector could be used.


Q:   Can you apply metallic paint with a roller?
A: Yes, some of Impera Italia’s metallic paints, such as Sioloc line or Mineral, can be applied by foam roller. Professional applicators often use a classic Venetian plastering trowel to achieve specific effects.


Q:   Can you apply metallic paint with a brush?
A: Yes, you can, preferably using a semi-hard brush. Impera Italia always recommends a specific tool for every individual product to achieve a specific look.  However, every applicator is free to choose the tool they think will help them to create their chosen design.


Q:  What is metallic paint used for?
A:  Metallic paint sold by Impera Italia is used to decorate internal walls and ceilings.  These paints are generally applied in one or two coats. Metallic paint can be used as a metallic wash over lime-based decorative plasters such as Venetian plaster such as Marmorino or Travertino.


Q: Is metallic paint waterproof?
A: This depends on which metallic paint we mean. Impera Italia offers metallic paints for internal decoration of walls and ceilings.  Some of these decorative paints are wipeable but all of them can be protected to achieve a good level of washability.  Impera Italia does not recommend using these decorative paints for areas that definitely require a waterproof coating.


Q:  Is metallic paint shiny?
A: Metallic acrylic wall paint may have a certain level of shine or shimmer, but it is very likely quite different to real polished metal. There are many different metallic paints out there with different appearances – varying textures and shades.


Q:   How long does metallic paint take to dry?
A: The primer which you use for metallic surfaces will dry in cc 2 hours and each coat of paint will take cc 2-4 hours to dry, depending on the thickness of application, humidity, and temperature within the room. If you are planning to apply a protector on your metallic paint, then we would advise leaving the last coat to dry overnight to be sure it’s fully dry.


Q:  How do you add metallic effects to paint?
A: What you add to the paint is a mica metallic powder.  The metallic effect is created by an applicator as it is transferred to the wall or any other suitable surface.


Q:  What are metallic colours?
A: There are hundreds of possible modifications of metallic colours which can be created from a few metallic bases.  These metallic bases are as follows:

  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Aluminium
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Platinum
  • Brass
  • Pewter

Q: What is metallic paint used for?
A:  Metallic decorative paint is used for wall or ceiling decoration.  In theory, metallic paint can be used for many other substrates, just as far as the manufacturer states it in the technical datasheet.


Q: Can you brush on metallic paint?
A: Yes, you can, just so far as the manufacturer advises it. In general, all metallic wall paints could be brushed on, depending on what look you would like to create.


Q:  What is the best primer for metallic paint?
A: The best primer for metallic paint in general is acrylic, but the manufacturer’s recommendation should be considered in the first place.


Q: Can you put Gimcyn Luxury over tiles?
A: Although technically (after priming the surface) it can be applied, it’s not recommended as the texture of the tiles won’t be covered.


Q: Can Gimcyn Luxury be applied on floors?
A: No, it’s not suitable for floors. You can using flooring products like our micro cement for this purpose.


Q: How durable is this paint? Is this paint scratch proof? Is it washable?
A: It’s very durable and very easy to repair but it is not washable, only wipe-able.


Q: How accurate are your colours?
A: Due to the iridescence it is difficult to scan or take a picture of metallic paints. We strongly recommend ordering a chart or the minimum size before placing a larger order.


Q: How resistant are the colours?
A: Gimcyn Luxury has excellent colour resistance.


Q: Do I really need a primer? 
A: Yes, you do. The correct amount of primer is included with every kg of paint.


Q: What do we have to do if one day we want to re-do the wall?
A: Sand and then prime the surface and it is ready for another coat of plaster or paint!


Q: Do I need a specialist to apply Gimcyn Luxury ?
A: This product is suitable for any DIY, but we recommend using a professional decorator for artistic and/or multicoloured applications.


Q: How long does this paint remain usable?
A: When stored under the right circumstances, it will remain usable for at least a year.



Tool: brush and/or decor sponge
Number of coats: 1 (after the primer)
Dilution of Gimcyn paint: ready to use, no not dilute
Dilution of Gimcyn primer: dilute with 30% of water
Coverage of 1kg unit: cca 5 msq (53 square feet) per Unit
Coverage of 50ml unit: 0.025 msq (0.37 square feet) per Unit

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