10 Best Gold Spray Paints (For Any Project + Budget)

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Who doesn’t love gold decor? While this color can look beautiful, it can be hard to do-it-yourself. It’s important to pick the best gold spray paint in terms of quality for your particular project. Otherwise, you could end up with a poor quality option that ends up looking cheap or flaking.

To help, we’ve put together a list of the top gold spray paints in various categories and for a few common project types. Let’s dive in!

Best Gold Spray Paints

Best Overall

Rust-Oleum Universal All Surface Spray Paint

Our overall pick for gold spray paint is this paint from Rust-Oleum. This is one of our favorite brands because their paint tends to be a little thicker than their competitors, resulting in better coverage and more product in each can.

While their nozzles get clogged every so often because the paint is thicker, it’s easily fixable.

Best Cheap Gold Spray Paint

Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish 

Before we get into the best options for more specific uses, we wanted to share an affordable option. Larger projects can definitely get spendy when you’re buying $6+ bottles. 

However, some cheaper options can look terrible and ruin your project, so you’ll want to be careful. This Rust-Oleum 6-pack is a great option cheaper than single cans.

Best Coverage

Rust-Oleum American Accents Spray Paint 

If you’ve used various spray paints before, you might know that some have poor coverage and require you to use more product, resulting in less bang for your buck.

This paint advertises double the coverage, and it doesn’t lie! Plus, the finish is a beautiful bright gold color that will confuse people with the real deal.

Best Dry Time 

Krylon High-Gloss Metallic Gold Leaf

If you want something that will dry in 5 minutes and make the job a lot quicker, Krylon is best.

This one will paint nearly any material evenly and has a beautiful gold color once you’re finished!

Best Metallic Gold Spray Paint

Design Masters Gold Metallic Paint

This shade is one of my favorite ones out there. It’s a beautiful metallic gold shade that’s quick to dry and applies very evenly.

Although a little spendy, it’s high-quality and is a great choice for smaller projects that you want to look above and beyond.

Best Matte 

Montana Gold Professional Spray Paint (Matt)

It can be hard to find a matte finish gold spray paint since most have metallic flakes or a super shiny finish.

Although you’re not going to find something completely matte, this one comes pretty close! This is good for both indoor and outdoor use.

Best Gold Spray Paint for Metal

Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Metallic Spray Paint

Metal items are more prone to flaking and rusting, so it’s important to get a spray paint that will create a long-lasting finish. You’ll also want to prepare the metal by sanding, scraping any rust away, and priming before applying the spray paint. 

Note: Even when buying the highest quality paint, you could experience issues because you didn’t prepare it right.

Best for Glass

Krylon ColorMaster Metallic Gold

If you can afford it, this Krylon paint performs wonderfully on glass.

It’s made for indoor uses and dries very quickly (around 15 minutes). The metallic gold color is perfect, but the Rose Gold color is beautiful as well!

Best Gold Spray Paint for Outdoor

Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Metallic Spray Paint

We listed this one above in the section for metal, but it’s also great for outdoor uses. This Rust-Oleum paint is rust-proof, which is perfect for anything you plan to spray paint outside.

It contains actual metallic flakes to give off a beautiful gold sheen that lasts. This dries quickly and is very chip-resistant. Plus, a bottle is typically under $6!

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