How to Paint Gold Buckles a Silver Color

Written by sarah schreiber | 13/05/2017
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Things you need

  • Newspaper
  • Tape
  • Silver spray paint

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