In Better Homes & Gardens "Do It Yourself" summer 1998 issue, they use the paper to imitate a tin cabinet door. Technique is to paint with metallic paint, let dry. Apply black glaze medium with a brush, and wipe off using a clean soft cloth to create an aged look. The finished result is very beautiful, although very aged looking. Experiment on scrap first, maybe try thinning the glaze or wiping more off, or using a slightly lighter color glaze. I did my ceiling with this paper; the paste it was prepasted with did not adhere well (perhaps because of chalk residue on ceiling from old paint) and we had to redo it using additional bought paste. Also, the weight of the wet paper in applying to ceiling causes stretching of the paper and difficulting in lining up the next strip properly, but not too noticable after painting. We painted ours white - very elegant looking - we always get compliments - looks like real metal. Caution - embossed surface tears very easily; would not be durable on a wall. Good luck!