Liquid Art coating systems involve the application of a moisture-mitigating primer coat topped with a pearlescent metallic color coat into which any one of a series of effects (swirls, textures, etc.) may be incorporated. Media may or may not be broadcast into the second metallic coat and a clear coat is subsequently applied. The metallic coating technique assures a one-of-a-kind finish that has revolutionized the floor coating industry. Floors finished with this coating system are striking and inimitable, possessing a “glass-like” quality.