Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paints

Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paints

I haven’t tried all the colors just yet but have used a bunch when I sold mason jars on the internet.

I’ll keep updating this post as I try more colors. Update: I added more colors below. 11/6/2016

Rust-Oleum Metallic is a shimmer type finish and very smooth. Im going to list the colors in my pictures. These are the trigger spray nozzle cans. The Universal.

The copper is Krylon though, jar top middle. The rest of the jars are Rust-Oleum.

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Rust-oleum metallic spray paint colors

Top Row Left to Right:

Oil Rubbed Bronze, the Krylon Copper, Satin Nickel

Bottom row Left to Right:

Champagne Mist, Flat Burnished Amber, Aged Copper, Flat Chestnut

Aged Copper again.

Rust-oleum metallic spray paint, Aged Copper.

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More Satin Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze.


Rust-oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint finish. Painted glass mason jar.



Rustoleum metallic colors on painted mason jar decor.

From left to right. Champagne Mist, Krylon Copper, Aged Copper, Flat Burnished Amber, Satin Nickle, Oil Rubbed Bronze.

Updated Colors.


Rust-oleums Metallic Rust and Sienna Mist. I think these are some nice fall colors.


More colors, Champagne Pink, Pearl Mist and Sea Mist. Of course I had to try the Sea Mist, hello… Aqua! haha.


I Love all these colors! They all have a shimmer finish.



I flipped the jars so you could see the finish more.


Love, love, love ! πŸ˜€


Some other golds.


The middle Jar is called Metallic Warm Gold 286524.

Rust-oleum metallic gold spray paint colors.

More silver gray shades.

Rust-oleum silver and gray spray paint colors.

The Flat Soft Iron and Dark Steel. Pretty close in color, the Dark Steel has a bit more of a shiner finish.(Dark Steel jar on right)

Rust-oleum silver and gray spray paint colors. Flat Iron and Dark Steel.

The mini jar shown here is the Titanium Silver. Has that shimmer finish and a nice silver.

Rust-oleum silver and gray spray paint colors. Titanium Silver


Ya like that mess of a can? LOL. It happens sometimes… The two pint size jars below are the Krylon and Rust-olem silvers. You can barely tell the difference.

Rust-oleum silver and gray spray paint colors.

You can see the Titanium Silver is pretty close in color too.

That was the last of updated colors…

The blue is auto paint all the rest are Rust-Oleum metallics. Dupli Color is the blue, was discounted way back when so I dont remember the color…


Now, onto more Rust-Oleum metallic style finishes. This line is more ‘metal’ looking. Shiny. Krylon makes some shiny colors too.

Colors in these style cans.

Rustoleum gold spray paint.

Doing a throwback with my old brown backdrop! I painted these jars a few years ago…

Rustoleum metallic spray paint colors. Silver, gold, copper.

The first two jars are Valspar Bronze and Krylon Brilliant Gold. Its a blush tone gold.

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The copper, yellow gold and silver are the Rust-Oleum.

I love them all! LOL

You can see how the finish is more shiny like metal over the other metallic pictured above.

Painted mason jars with Rust-oleum metallic spray paint colors. Silver, gold, copper.

Ive also used some of the hammered metal finishes. Its has a textured look. Works good for a surface with some imperfections.

I recommend using the shiny finish metallics with more decorative pieces, it tarnishes with oils from your hands and water will leave spots.

I also saw a clear top coat pearl finish so you can give a metallic like finish on any color. They are all in the same style trigger spray cans. Found them at Home Depot and Amazon.

A cell phone shot at Home Depot. Oopsi… forgot to take it out of square mode for Instagram… haha.

Have you tried any of the metallics? What did you paint? What is your favorite color?

Rustoleum clear coats.

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  1. After I saw the William Sonoma copper mixer, I had to have it to match my William Sonoma Copper utensils – you just saved me about $1,000. THANK YOU FOR THIS MAGICAL POST! <3

    1. You’re welcome! πŸ™‚ Spray paint can spiffy up anything! haha.

  2. Hi, I love all the Rust-Oleum metallics and have used them on several items! I repainted my metal welded cirlce “God Bless Texas” with the aged copper, beautiful. Painted some old metal outdoor bar stools in krylon copper, a metal bird house in krylon copper, and also my husband added a motion sensor to a copper outdoor light and I painted the added plastic brown sensor with the copper so it would match light fixture!

    1. Awesome! Spray paint can fix up anything! haha

  3. I tried to find the Valspar Bronze color you referred to as being the farthest jar on the left in the pic with your old brown backdrop, but I can’t find it! Can you help me find a link online or tell me where you got it? It’s the perfect color for my fixtures! πŸ™‚

  4. Hi! I’m looking online for Valspar Bronze, which if I’m reading correctly is the first jar on the left in the photo in front of your “old” brown backdrop but I can’t find it online! Nothing is coming up when I search that. I want to use it in my bathroom on my fixtures, it’s the perfect shade! Can you help me find a link or tell me where you bought it?

    1. I bought it at Lowes. I dont think they make it anymore… I have not seen it at Lowes this past couple years. You may want to try the craft stores in the model car paint sections, they have mini cans of paint that may work or try this auto paint. Dupli-Color Wheel Coating Bronze 11 oz. Aerosol – HWP105. It looks pretty close to the Valspar. Auto paints work just fine for household projects. πŸ™‚

      I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

      You might try Rustoleums Vintage Copper.

  5. Hi, I tried doing this the other day and my jars have paint runs. I don’t know what I did wrong.

    1. Try keeping the spray can at least 12 inches from your object and do light coats. Usually 2-3 light coats. You can check out my tips post, this may help you a bit. πŸ™‚

      You can at times repair the drips by sanding then smooth and reapply paint.

  6. Awesome pics and info – I will refer back often! Thanks for doing this. One question: I have no idea how much paint I need. I’m covering 16 of the Ball pint size jars in the Rustoleum Pearl Mist. How many cans of paint do you think I should get? Thanks in advance for your help!

    1. Average is 5-7 pints per can of spray paint. 2-3 cans will do it. πŸ™‚

  7. Hello! I am getting married in August and am working on some planters for center pieces. Which copper color spray paint would you recommend? I really like the look of the last copper mason jar on your post, but am not sure if that’s the hammered look you mentioned, or if it had a clear finish on top. I was looking at Rust-oleum’s bright coat metallic finish. Your post is amazingly helpful too. Thank you!

    1. Any of the coppers will probably look great! πŸ™‚ I dont ever clear coat the metallics, for many it ruins the finish. This post may help you more, it has more copper colors.

  8. Wow, what a helpful post. Thank you!!!

    1. Thank you, glad it helped! πŸ™‚

  9. Thank you for doing this site! Just a quick question, how did you get the copper jar to shine so much in the last picture? Did you just use your favourite rust-oluem copper spray or did you use something else to finish it as well? We want to paint a giant black decorative cookie cutter to look like a more classic copper cookie cutter. This newbie could use your direction. Do I prime first because it’s a dark colour?

    Your help is appreciated! πŸ™‚ Thank you!!

    1. Its the type of copper spray paint, its the Rustoleum in the green can. Its shiny like that. You dont need to prime but wont hurt if you do. πŸ™‚

  10. I’m assuming you painted these on the outside. They’re really pretty. I’ve tried chalk and milk paint but found it lacking fir my use. I’d like to try this. Did you prime?

    1. I usually dont prime. The paints are so good now a days. And yes I painted the outside. πŸ™‚

  11. I live in the uk but can’t seem to find a stockist who stocks all these beautiful colours. Do you know who supplies these spray paints in the uk. Thanks

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  13. Hi. What is the best clear finish top coat that you recommend and why? I’m thinking of spraying some outside windowsill planters using Rustoleum Universal Metallics. Thank you for the wonderful reviews.

    1. You wont have to top coat the Universal line. πŸ™‚ It will work good for planters outside. You may have to touch up a couple of seasons later though.

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  15. Thanks for sharing such a informative post! I would like to inform the readers that Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paints are available with aged or antique finishes such as aged bronzed, aged copper and more. (

    1. Thank you for stopping by and sharing some metallic paints for my international readers in India. πŸ™‚

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  21. I found these colors by accident, looking for a ” unique ” way to spray large bouncy balls, that I covered in papier-mΓ’chΓ©, to make large Christmas ornaments. I have a retail store in these will be hanging from the ceiling. I love all these colors, however my ceiling is black and the top part of the walls is black. The walls are done in a wood pallet sections. With these colors, I’m thinking these would look good with the earthy tones on the wall. In your opinion, what colors would look best. I have already bought several cans of different colors that you have notated, but I wanted to see what you think it before I started the actual spraying of the balls.

    1. That sounds so fun! πŸ™‚ Id go with coppers and golds. They make so many shades now. Really I think all the colors could work! haha.

      You can see some coppers in my Rose Gold post.

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    1. I chose krylon copper, and rustoleums’ aged copper, Champagne mist, satin nickel, flat chest nut, I wondered about the champagne pink? I also bought a few cans of pearl mist just out of curiosity.

    2. I haven’t tried the pink and the pearl yet! I just saw them recently. Some aqua too! They are on the ta do list. LOL.

      Im betting it will look so good! No matter what you choose, come back and share, sounds so cool! πŸ˜€ Send me pictures and I’ll blog it! He he.

  23. Beautiful paint colors. Can’t wait to try them out.

  24. Could you please tell me which clear coat you used on the jars in the Rust oleum picture?

    1. No clear coat for the metallics, you dont need one. πŸ™‚

  25. Hi! I realised rust-oleum metallic gold has 2 different kind of can (one with fancy spray cap(the last picture in the post) and another is the normal round cap) Are they any different? In which picture can I see the differences of the two?

    1. With the Rust-oleum there is no difference in color, both work well. πŸ™‚ I just like the white can better just because of the spray nozzle.

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  27. Oh my do I love me some mason jars! I loved your post as well, it has been very helpful! I have a project I want to work on soon where I’ll be spraying an item to make it look ombre. I want it to go from black to gold but wasn’t sure if it would look good going from black straight to gold or transitioning from black to a darker gold to a lighter gold. I want to try to stay to true golds, no rose or anything too bronze. What would you do and use? I would greatly appreciate your suggestions.

    1. Rustoleum Gold, its a nice yellow gold. πŸ™‚

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  29. Hi, I really appreciate all of your spray paint posts! So helpful for a newbie like me. Could you tell me what your go to primer is? And if you use that primer for metallics as well? Thanks!

    1. Valspar or Rust-oleum. I rarely use primer though, most spray paint today is paint and primer in one. πŸ™‚

      Really depends on the surface. Ex: I painted a metal file cabinet, it was dark brown. Painted white with a Krylons Chalky Finish, I primed it white first because it was so dark. Gives it better coverage with the Chalky finish.

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