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Decorating with metallic paints

Rust-Oleum offers a wide range of metallic spray paints, decorating kits and paint pens that you can easily use to dress up everyday accents for a touch of glitz in the home. Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Spray provides rich, shiny finish for decorating and accent pieces. Apply to wood, metal, plaster, masonry or unglazed ceramic. Made with real metal leafing flakes.


For smaller projects or accents, Rust-Oleum Metallic Leafing Pen adds a premium metallic finish to any craft or home d├ęcor project. Apply to most surfaces including wood, metal, paperboard, glass, unglazed ceramic and some plastic. Durable formula applies with special chisel tip for broad or narrow lines.

Hollywood glitz
Transform a clear glass vase with shiny paint. Wash it in hot soapy water, rinse well, and let dry thoroughly. Use adhesive-backed paper or masking tape to mask off a design. Lay your project on a sheet of newspaper and a well-ventilated area. Apply Rust-Oleum silver metallic spray paint. When it's dry, carefully remove the paper or tape.

Silver sidekick
Transform a small table into a high-style accent with Rust-Oleum Designer Metallic silver spray paint. Start with a spray coat of gray primer and then add one or two coats of silver. The look is as impressive as an expensive mirrored table but at a fraction of the cost. For a conversation piece, you might also paint a chair a sensual shade of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch - Claret Wine - and cover the seat with metallic patterned fabric.

Luxury lighting
Add beautiful metallic colour to a drum shade with satin ribbon. Vary the widths for interest, securing the bands with double-stick tape. (Glue will bleed through the ribbon.) Add luster to the inside of the shade by rubbing on gold metallic paste, using a soft cloth to apply it.

Artistic tiles
When you're embellishing home furnishings with metallics, reserve some of the leftover product to make artful tiles. Cut PG Bison Supawood into 100 x 100mm pieces. Apply metallic faux finishes to some blocks, and cover others with wallpaper.

Hardware update
Don't toss out your drapery rods and finials every time you redecorate. Quickly transform them with metallics. We covered one with gold cording, a second using Rust-Oleum Antique Copper Kit, and a third with Rust-Oleum Designer Metallics - silver and rich gold.

Buy Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders Warehouse.


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