Can gold be painted?

Recreating metal surfaces is no easy task. Here are some of the best tips that will help you master the art of painting gold. Like many painting techniques (opens in a new tab), painting gold may seem overwhelming at first. The nature of gold varies greatly depending on its age, purity and even the amount of polish.

You can spray paint almost anything gold, but there are some items that lend themselves quite well to the gold look. Picture and mirror frames, small desk and bookcase decor items, bases for floor and desk lamps and small furniture look interesting in a gold finish. First paint 1 or 2 coats of Rustoleum Metallic Finish Gold and let it dry. Then apply Antique Gold Rub n Buff to add dimension and make it more like real gold.