Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Solvent Based)


Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Solvent Based) is a lustrous, metallic finish for the redecoration of props, artefacts, statues, emblems, lamps, vases, metal furniture and mirrors. The water-based finish is also available, here.

  • Please note: 1L - Old Penny Bronze No.35 is temporarily unavailable

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Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Solvent Based) is a lustrous, metallic finish for the redecoration of props, artefacts, statues, emblems, lamps, vases, metal furniture and mirrors. Intended for use on metalwork, plaster, paper, wood, plastic, ceramic and previously painted and cementitious objects in theatres, churches, museums, civic buildings, hotels, restaurants and public houses, where a distinctive decorative effect is required.


  • Beautiful, lasting finish
  • Tough and durable
  • Interior/Exterior
  • High performance formula
  • Quick Drying
Product Details

Data sheet

Water / Solvent Based
For Use On
Metal, Plaster, Paper, Wood, Plastic
Application Method
Brush, Roller, Spray
Standard / Ready Mixed
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
1L, 2.5L, 125ml, 250ml, 500ml
Brush, Roller, Spray
12m² per litre
Touch Dry
15 mins
Exterior / Interior Use
Exterior Use
Fastest Delivery
Next Working Day

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questions Justin Hampson  on 2023-02-09 16:06:32

which colour is closest match to RAL 780-M ?

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

The available colour options for this paint are all manufacturer in-house colours and aren’t compared to any other colour range. 

We have contacted you directly by email.

questions Helen on 2022-05-31 19:38:14

Would this product be suitable to paint a brushed chrome frame on a backlit bathroom mirror. Everything else is polished brass and the mirror was supposed to be too!

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Assuming the brushed chrome frame is metal, it is clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet this could be used.

Blackfriar Multi Surface Primer should be applied followed by 1 coat of Ardenbrite Quick Drying Base Coat prior to application.

questions Kimberly on 2020-05-13 13:25:36

Hi, I would like to paint my custom aluminum range hood vent A gold color that resembles a light finished brass, a brushed brass. Would this be suitable for that project?

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Due to the heat the surface will be exposed to we cannot recommend it for this application.

questions Chase Celliers on 2019-04-12 12:20:43

Hi, I would like to paint my (previously painted) wooden skirting gold, please advise on suitability and whether to use the water or solvent based. Thanks

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Either version can be used but we would always recommend using the Ardenbrite Quick Drying Base Coat and Ardenbrite Protective Glaze for this type of application.

questions Rachel  on 2019-02-27 16:51:50

Hi, Can I used ardenbrite on a varnished surface or will it require sanding first? Many thanks

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

The product data sheet advises;

Ensure all surfaces are dry, clean sound and free from any surface contamination such as dirt, oil, rust, grease etc. Internal Non Porous Substrates: eg. previously painted, ceramic etc. apply 1 coat of Ardenbrite Quick Drying Base Coat (Note: if existing coating is hard/glossy then abrade before application).

questions Anne Detain  on 2019-02-22 23:53:38

Hi I have a decorative tile strip in my bathroom I’d like to paint over - would this paint be suitable please? Thanks

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

No, but the water based version would be more suitable - clean tiles to remove any soap residues, apply 1 coat Ardenbrite Quick Drying Base Coat followed by 2 coats of Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Water Based). Additional protection can be provided with a couple of coats of Blackfriar Quick Drying Varnish. Note: These products could not be used on the walls within a shower area.

questions Shirley on 2019-01-03 15:34:30

Would the paint be suitable to paint on metal candle holders, which will then be placed on tables? Many thanks.

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Solvent Based) should be fine for this application. If the holders will be handled frequently you may want to put a coat of Ardenbrite Protective Glaze on just to protect the metallic paint from finger marks.

questions Robert jones on 2018-07-31 20:17:42

How to recoat previously coated metal with sovreign gold paint

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Clean and abrade the surface well, apply Ardenbrite Quick Drying Base Coat followed by Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Solvent Based) and finish with Ardenbrite Protective Glaze.

questions Lulu on 2018-07-29 12:52:02

Ready want number 11, struggling to find it anywhere at a reasonable cost. Strange as rose copper seems to be everywhere at moment. Thanks

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Light Copper No.11 has been discontinued from the Ardenbrite range and is no longer available. All currently available colours shown on the product listing on our website.

questions NMM on 2018-03-05 13:32:17

Can I use this paint for the feature wall in my living room. Currently we have got Dulux paint. Do i need any undercoat?

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Yes Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Solvent Based) can be used as a feature wall paint. We would recommend using the Ardenbrite Quick Drying Base Coat to prime the wall first then apply 2 coats of Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Solvent Based). Spray application will give the best appearance for the coating. You could also apply a coat of Ardenbrite Protective Glaze to protect against tarnishing from finger marks, liquid splashes, etc.

questions Tony cummings on 2017-05-06 07:54:43
Question: Would Sovereign No 8 gold paint be suitable for painting sandblasted lettering on a slate gravestone? Would it need any priming? Do you have any photos you could send me of this being done? Thanks
Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Solvent Based) is a complex system for exterior use, you have to use the Ardenbrite Quick Drying Base Coat and also apply 2 coats of the Ardenbrite Protective Glaze.

Using the Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Water Based) will make it simpler, cheaper and will last longer than the solvent system.

For the water based Ardenbrite, apply 1 coat of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 to the clean prepared surface followed by 2 coats of Ardenbrite Metallic Paint (Water Based), no Ardenbrite Protective Glaze required. 2 colour options in the water based are Light Gold No.1, and Antique Gold No.9. The Light Gold is closest to Sovereign Gold No.8.


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