How to Use Gold Paint

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How to Use Gold Paint
Painting a piece of wood gold can make it look like metal. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Gold paint has a multitude of uses in crafting. A touch of gold paint on a piece of wood can make a dull piece look refined. With some burnishing, a gold finish can make a crafted piece look older or antique. Gold paint can tarnish over time, so it's important to put a finish coat of lacquer over it. For a truly gold look, gilding with gold leaf is more appropriate.

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  • Gold paint
  • Brushes
  • Pine cones
  • Glitter

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    Paint a frame with gold paint to make a scrapbook page, poster, picture or other framed item stand out and appear more regal.

  2. 2

    Roll pine cones in gold paint or use a brush to paint the edges. Sprinkle the wet paint with glitter for more sparkle. The resulting pine cone can be used as a holiday ornament or hung in a window.

  3. 3

    Paint pieces of wood or plastic with gold paint to make them look like metal. The resulting pieces can then be used in any craft project.

  4. 4

    Sand off a rusty or tarnished piece of screen or other metal piece and spray paint it gold to rejuvenate the piece.

  5. 5

    Clean up an old planter box, side table or outdoor furniture and paint it gold to liven it up and make it look cleaner.

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