Testing Benjamin Moore’s New Gold Metallic Paint

Benjamin Moore recently contacted me to participate in a testing program for their new gold metallic paint. You guys know how much I love GOLD, right? I guess they know it, too.

 

Over the last few years, I have used various gold metallic paint on decorative items, old metal chandeliers, and even wood tables and chairs. My old favorite was Martha Stewart’s Golden Candlesticks, but I learned awhile back that it is no longer available! What a shame! And what serendipity that Benjamin Moore wanted my help critiquing their new gold metallic paint. They sent it to me like this, so official:

 

I decided to test the paint on a 1950s (??) ottoman I found a few years back at a yard sale in East Nasty, I mean East Nashville (that’s what the locals call it, I swear)! The naugahyde fabric – artificial leather – reminded me of the golden naugahyde couch my parents had in the 1970s when I was a youngster. I snagged it for a few bucks!

 

The wood legs have seen better days, and I thought a golden-legged ottoman was just what I needed in front of the vintage velvet loveseat currently in my home office.

benjamin moore steamed spinach and prescott green

Benjamin Moore Steamed Spinach and Prescott Green 

 

I love how this little project turned out! The result is a very pleasing gold with just enough shimmer but not too blazen.

benjamin moore steamed spinach walls

 

Here’s the battered, old wooden legs before:

And the legs today are simply dazzling!

Benjamin Moore gold metallic paint

 

Things you need to know if you use this gold metallic paint:

1) You will be applying 3-4 coats to get good coverage.

2) While you don’t want to slop it on, definitely don’t attempt to brush it too thin – lay it on a bit thick or it’ll streak a bit.

3) You need several hours between coats, so allow two days to finish your project.

 

What I can’t tell you is how much it costs, because it isn’t yet on the market. So that may determine what I think of it overall – price is obviously part of the reason we purchase or don’t purchase certain things, naturally.

I wonder how this would look in the back of some bookcases . . .

Have you ever used metallic paint and, if so, what did you think about it?

Just so you know, Benjamin Moore provided compensation to test and review their product. My opinions of it are honest and completely my own!

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Anne
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Anne

Looks really great on your ottoman legs. Would it work for picture frames?

kathleen
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It distresses (and stresses) me to see that gold metallic is trending up. It brings to mind the horribly ostentatious NY apartment of one whose name I cannot even bear to say. Not a look or attitude that I’m ready to see followed, even in small doses.

Risa
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Risa

I have always appreciated this blog as a politics-free zone.

Geo55
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Geo55

I painted my foyer ceiling in gold metallic paint. We used Ralph Lauren Gold metallic paint.

Geo55
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Geo55

I forgot to add that I’m very happy the way it turned out!

Jan
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I used a few of Ralph Lauren’s gold metallic and they looked FANTASTIC! Beautiful depth without a brassy look. Used on gold for the walls in a small African theme room which made a stark contrast to the earthy basket weaves and textured items on the walls.
I was so sad when they discontinued them.
Now thrilled to hear they may be coming back

Susie
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Susie

I have used metallic paint many times, but most of the time it’s spray paint. One time (many years ago) I rolled on a “hammered silver” finish on my husband’s pegboard in the garage to give it an industrial look. I probably prefer brushing or rolling, but find the spray enamel lasts longer.

connie Sullivan
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connie Sullivan

Great article Kristie! I love the paint and cannot wait to try it!

Laura P.
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Laura P.

Hi Kristie, Your ottoman turned out great! The new gold paint is so lovely. I am a big fan of metallic paint and the way it brings in light! Recently I refinished two pine end cabinets in a teal colored metallic paint. It is so durable, modern, and is holding up beautifully. Love Benjamin Moore paint and can’t wait until it hits the market!

Clair
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I love Rust-Oleum’s Metallic Accents, I have only tried it in Silver. It is gorgeous on anything, covers with one coat and has a lovely workable texture. I really like this shade of Gold from BM. Did you say they offer their colors in spray paint? How do you order them? That would be awesome!