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Smooth Pearly Metallic Paint for Feature Wall




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5qm (53 square feet) per Unit

Number of coats

2 coats.

Recommended Tools (SOLD SEPARATELY)

Medium Pile Roller and Putty Knife 150mm, or Flexible plastic trowel


If you placed an order for 2KG of our Sioloc Metallic paints or more, please note that to reduce packaging, our warehouse team combines the material into one larger bucket. Make sure to check the Sioloc 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.

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.

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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Sioloc is an iridescent metallic feature wall paint with pearls for indoors, that creates an amazing smooth wall finish with a velvety sheen that you will fall in love with!

Sioloc can be applied using different techniques and tools that will produce a variety of stunning finishes. For an extra touch of class, the trowel application will create an amazing array of different shades of the same colour which really enhance and bring a level of vibrancy to the final look.

If you are planning to apply Sioloc on a dusty, chalky or high-porous area, you should use Atomo (To be applied before Sioloc 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 we recommend ordering a sample pot or Sioloc colour chart as only live, hand-applied colours can provide true colour accuracy and show you how fantastic this paint is!

Impera Italia’s Sioloc with the right amount of Sioloc primer, as a bundle, to cover 54 square feet (5 square metres) per unit.


What comes in the Sioloc bundle?  

1 kg of Sioloc paint

1/2 L of pre-coloured Sioloc primer


How to apply Sioloc?

Please test the product and apply a patch with less than 15 grammes before starting to apply it on the wall. This ensures that you can achieve the right look before painting the whole wall! Once you’re happy with the look, follow these steps:

  1. Dilute Sioloc 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. Once you covered the required area, let it dry for 4-6 hours. You need to make sure the primer is fully dry before starting to apply the paint.
  2. Open and stir the paint, then apply the 1st coat of Sioloc using a flexible plastic trowel. Cover about 1-2 square metres (11 to 22 square feet) at a time and then flatten the area by spatula for the best look! Alternatively, you can leave it as it is. Make sure to leave the first coat to dry for 4-6 hours before you put on the second one!
  3. Apply the 2nd coat the same way as the previous coat.

How much does the sample pot cover?

Every 50g of these sample pots covers about 0.25 sqm (0.37 square feet). You do not need the primer as if you apply it on a white surface, the right opacity and shade will show unless you spread it too wide! Make sure to use a surface that is not too absorbent like a painted or mist-coated MDF or wooden board instead of paper.


Impera Italia’s Advice™

Make sure to test how to spread the paint and always use the correct tool, the flexible plastic trowel.



Gems can be organic, like pearls or inorganic, like opal.


Is this paint waterproof, can I apply it in wet rooms or shower cubicles?
A: This finish should not get in contact with water, use it as a feature and not a waterproof coating! As long as it doesn’t get in contact with water you should be fine and can apply it in bathrooms.



Q:  How do I get a smooth finish with metallic paint?
A:You had better choose your metallic paint which gives you a smooth finish first.  Some metallic paints are not made to be smooth.  Impera Italia offers metallic paints for a smooth look which are applied by Venetian plastering trowel or foam roller.


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:   How do I get a smooth finish with metallic paint?
A: The best smooth metallic paint for walls is Sioloc which can be applied by foam or mohair roller, or Venetian plastering trowel or spatula. The smoothest finish can be achieved by a Venetian plastering trowel in two coats.


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 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 I apply Sioloc on a tile?
A: Although technically (after priming the surface with a special primer for non-absorbtive surfaces) it can be applied, we don’t recommend it you will see the tile’s texture and the grout!


Q: Can I use Sioloc on floors?
A: No, please don’t apply it as a flooring product, it’s not suitable for that purpose. If you’re looking for a flooring product, try our micro cement finishes!


Q: How durable is it? Is it scratch proof and washable?
A: Please wipe it only and do not wash it. It is not scratch proof as it’s a feature wall finish; you can repair it easily with a small amount of material applied over the damage!


Q: How accurate are your colours shown online?
A: As the paint is iridescent we are not able to take 100% accurate pictures or show you the look in its full glory. Please order a colour chart or a sample pot to a single unit before placing a larger order. We recommend ordering a full unit if you’d like to decorate a large area!


Q: How resistant are the colours of this paint?
A: We made sure that Sioloc has excellent colour resistance!


Q: Do I really need a primer? 
A: Yes, you do! Don’t worry, the correct amount of primer is included with every kg of paint, it comes as a bundle!


Q: What do I need to do if I’d like to get the wall re-done?
A: Sand and then prime the surface and it is ready for another coat of plaster or paint!


Q: Do I need to contract a specialist to apply your paint?
A: This product is suitable for any DIY! On the other hand, if you’d like to achieve the best possible look we recommend using a professional decorator (or even a brand ambassador).


Q: How long does this paint remain usable once I open it?
A: When stored under the right circumstances, between 5 and 35 degrees, in the shade, it will remain usable for at least a year!



Number of coats: 2 (after a coat of the Sioloc primer)
Dilution of Sioloc paint: ready to use, do not dilute
Dilution of Sioloc 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

Please view the documents below for more information on Sioloc.