Gold Paint Colors

Since I started airbrushing Ive been testing some gold paints.

Ive been working on replicating Rustolems gold spray paint. You can check out my gold spray paint post. Rustolems gold is the ‘winner’ for the best gold spray paint for me.

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I love these DecoArt metallics. They carry several metallic shades in this line. This paint is thick so I can see it working nicely on a rougher surface and has a nice pigmented color.

Martha Stewart’s gold is nice too but a very yellowish gold.

DecoArt offers two shades of gold, you can see one is very yellow and one is softer. The yellow gold is more like an Emperor gold. 24K Gold and Soft Gold are the names.

You can see how yellow gold the left jar below is. I find the soft gold not gold enough, to me its more of a champagne shade.

Related: Gold Spray Paint Colors

Left: DecoArt 24K | Right: DecoArt Soft Gold

So of course I mixed them! LOL Mixing them gives a gold shade more like Rustoleums gold. The third jar is the mix.

The picture above from left to right: Martha Stewart Gold, DecoArt 24K, mix of the two and DecoArts Soft Gold.

A dimmer light.

Update: 5/2020

Krylons Brilliant Metallic Gold Leaf interior paint. I found this at Lowes. Its more of a vintage brassy type gold.

This picture below I added a gloss top coat. Its more of a satin type finish so I tested the gloss top coat.

Have you tried any of the DecoArt Metallics? Ive used the rose gold. You can check out my rose gold paint post and my rose gold paint and glitter deer post.

Rose Gold Acrylic Paint

Rose Gold Reindeer

Rose gold paint colors.

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Comments (3)

  1. Melissa

    This doesn’t work on metal finishes does it?

    01/13/2020 at 9:40 pm Reply
  2. Tracy

    Do you use the Deco Art Metallic paint in your airbrush or do you use something else? Can you do a video on airbrush painting? I love your blog.

    04/28/2019 at 6:27 pm Reply
    • Kelly

      Yes, I use some of their metallics. I will eventually do some more airbrush posts. And thank you. 🙂

      05/08/2019 at 1:34 am Reply
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