Gimcyn is a textured feature wall paint with pearls for indoors, that creates feature or accent walls with a soft, reflective iridescence. Gimcyn is easy to apply and can provide a variety of looks, based on the application tools and the technique of the person applying it.
It is a cost-effective and easy-to-apply alternative to wallpapers, is seamless and hard-wearing. It can not only be applied in a variety of ways but it is also extremely easy to repair it!
Gimcyn is ideal for domestic or commercial projects that need that ‘high-end’ touch.
If you’d like to see real, hand applied samples before buying this paint, click here to order a colour chart!
Every Gimcyn paint comes with the right amount of Gimcyn primer to cover 5 square metres.
What is included?
1 kg of Gimcyn paint
1/2 L of primer
How to apply Gimcyn
- Dilute the Gimcyn primer with water (300mls or roughly half pint to a litre bucket of paint) and apply it with short pile or mohair roller.
- Wait a few hours (2 to 3) for the primer to get dry.
- Stir and apply a single coat of Gimcyn by brush, with a criss-cross technique.
- Leave as it is for a brushed effect or, after a few minutes of leaving the paint to dry, move the texture (grain) of the paint with a decor tobacco sponge to create a distressed look.
- Due to the drying time, create the effect in sections, roughly 0.25 sq meter (2-3 feet) at a time.
- The finish will be touch dry within 30 minutes and completely dry after 8 hours!
Gimcyn metallic textured paint sample pot
The 50ml metallic textured paint sample pot covers 0.025 msq (0.37 square feet) per Unit. This feature wall paint sample pot doesn’t come with the primer and is about 25 millilitres.
Impera Italia’s Advice™
Gimcyn means gem or precious stone in Anglo-Saxon.
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 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 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 has excellend 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 ?
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.