Have you ever used gold leaf paint or rub n buff gold paint? I love it but at $8.00 a bottle I wanted a cheaper alternative for those projects that take a lot of gold leaf or rub n buff.
I think I found it.
It goes on shiny.
And stays shiny.
Gold leaf paint runs around $8.00 a bottle but this substitute runs less than $3.00.
That’s less than half.
Just so you know.
Want to see what paint I am talking about?
You can find this paint in the craft paint section at Michaels. I’m sure that is the same for other craft stores as well. It is the Plaid paint and “Metallic Gold”.
What do you think? Close? Same to gold leaf or rub n buff?
Here are a few other projects that I used the higher priced gold leaf with so you can compare. You can click on the photos to visit the post and see their transformations.
So, what do you think?
I kept it on in a more solid state and did not distress as much off in this project as I wanted the sleigh to have the shiny gold accent.
By the way, since you didn’t ask……
I picked this sleigh up at a thrift store.
Is that a neat find or what?
They also had a brown wicker one that I picked up as well.
So, do you like this substitute for gold leaf paint?
Have you ever played around with gold leaf or rub n buff but didn’t like the price?
Let me know!
I can’t wait to hear from you!