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.

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  • Silver No.6
  • Sovereign Gold No.8
  • Antique Gold No.9
  • Bronze No.27
  • Old Penny Bronze No.35
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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

It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

Product Details

Data sheet

Typical Coverage (per coat)
12m² per litre
Touch Dry
15 mins
Brush, Roller, Spray

Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

questions Chase Celliers on 12/04/2019

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


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 27/02/2019

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


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 22/02/2019

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


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 03/01/2019

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


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 31/07/2018

How to recoat previously coated metal with sovreign gold paint


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 29/07/2018

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


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 05/03/2018

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


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 06/05/2017
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

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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