As I’ve said before, I’m all about using paint to accommodate my changeable decorating whims.  Spray paint is the most immediately gratifying of the paint mediums.  However, when I was seeking that bright metallic finish in my paints, I was often left somewhat unsatisfied.  

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That is, until I came across Krylon Chrome and Valspar Metallic Silver.  I did a little side by side comparison, with Krylon Silver added in, to show you the difference between the three paints.   

comparison of metallic silver spray paints-1

The Krylon Silver is flatter than either the Valspar Silver or the Krylon Chrome.  There’s really no reflection to it.   It’s ever so subtle, but the Krylon chrome has a bit smoother coverage than the Valspar Silver, which gives it just a bit more reflection/shine.   The Krylon Chrome is bit pricier than the Valspar Silver.  It just depends on the final look you are seeking.  

Mirror painted in Krylon Chrome

This mirror surround was painted in Krylon Chrome

Ceramic rabbit painted in Valspar Silver-1

Ceramic Rabbit painted in Valspar Metallic Silver

 I also compared the Gold Metallics.

Comparison of Metallic Gold Spray Paints-1

 The Krylon Metallic Gold seems a bit smoother than the Valspar Gold Metalin this case, which gives it a wee bit more of a relection/shine.

Cake plate painted in Valspar Gold-1Glass Cake Stand painted in Valspar Metallic, then coated in Zinsser Bulls-Eye Shellac as it provides a food safe coating

Hope this helps in that painting project you have planned.

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  1. Pammy Sue

    April 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Hi, Lynn. I just found your blog today following a link from Ravelry for your Chinese Wave Washcloth. I’m going to give it a try. I’m a long-time crocheter (and blogger), but I’m pretty new to knitting. I’ll be following your blog and have added you to my blog list in my sidebar. Happy hooking! 🙂

    • lynn

      April 21, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      Pammy Sue, Thanks for your support! Really appreciate it. I’d be glad to help you any way possible. I’m a long time knitter, but new to crochet, so we can help each other.
      Have a great day.

  2. Laurie

    May 13, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Stopping by From The Archives Friday Link up! I’ve been thinking about testing these for an upcoming project and now I don’t have to. I appreciate it. Pinning to save. You have some really beautiful projects on your blog 🙂

    • lynn

      May 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      Hi Laurie…I’m so glad I may have saved you some time. I do enough spray painting that I really have established my favorite brands for each color or look that I want. Thanks for swinging by today. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Lynn


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