How to Paint Gold Buckles a Silver Color

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How to Paint Gold Buckles a Silver Color
Turn your belt buckle silver with some spray paint. (belt with badge image by Andrey Starostin from

Not everyone is a fan of the colour gold. For those who prefer the colour silver, it may be disappointing to go shopping and find a belt that would otherwise be perfect, but has a gold buckle. Or perhaps you have a collection of gold-coloured buckles that you want to use in a craft project, but need them to be a silver colour. Painting gold buckles silver is a simple task.

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Things you need

  • Newspaper
  • Tape
  • Silver spray paint

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  1. 1

    Prepare an area for spray painting. Cover a table with newspaper and tape it down or spread some newspaper in the grass or other outdoor area.

  2. 2

    Place the buckles on the newspaper. If you are painting a buckle that’s attached to a belt, try to remove the buckle first. If removal is not possible, cover any exposed leather or fabric around the buckle with masking tape to avoid getting paint on it.

  3. 3

    Spray the buckles with a top-quality spray paint designed for metal. Be sure to turn the buckle over to coat all of the metal. You may want to wear a pair of latex gloves to avoid getting paint on your skin.

  4. 4

    Let the paint dry for the amount of time suggested for the paint brand you’ve used.

  5. 5

    Check the buckle for any bare spots you may have missed.

  6. 6

    Add another coat if the gold hue isn’t completely covered. Repeat the process for as many coats as you desire.

  7. 7

    Be aware that paint, no matter how high the quality, is always subject to scratching. If your buckle gets scratched and the original gold colour shows through, repaint the area.

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