Modern metallic paints are water based and contain mica pigments so they do not tarnish. They are easy to use but here are some pointers:

  1. They are quite translucent so it is a good idea to work on a supporting base colour to prevent the overall effect looking patchy. For example, use a grey under a silver, an ochre or yellow under a gold and an orange tone under a copper. Other colours such as dark blue under silver or rich red under gold are also effective. Use a waterbased matt emulsion as the base.
  2. Build up several thin layers - the brush marks will show so make a nice feature out of them.
  3. Mix with waterbased glazing medium and paint over solid colour for beautiful metallic washes.

Ardenbrite Metallic Paint

A metallic finish paint in both solvent and water based

  • Brightens the appearance of the substrate
  • Gives the effect of a new metal surface
  • Refurbishes old appliances
  • Overcoat for a long lasting finish

View Product



Polyvine Metallic Paint

A metallic finish for interior and exterior use.

  • Highly durable
  • Silky lustre finish
  • Heat and water resistant
  • Water based
  • Wash brushes in water
  • Easy to apply
  • Low odour

View Product



Rustins Quick Dry Gold Paint

A water based metallic paint

  • Interior and exterior
  • Touch dry in 2 hours
  • Apply to wood, metal and painted surfaces
  • Water clean up

View Product



Rustoleum Painters Touch Metallic

A metallic finish aerosol suitable for most interior and exterior surfaces

  • 400ml pack size.
  • Fast-drying.
  • Indoor and outdoor use.
  • Corrosion-resistant.
  • Gold, silver and chrome finishes.
  • Bright and soft metallic sheens.
  • Excellent coverage, hiding and colour retention.

View Product