Frustrated with trying to find the best silver spray paint? Here is a comparison of 7 products to help you pick your favorite metallic silver spray paint!
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If you have ever tried to find the best silver spray paint, you know exactly how frustrating it can be!
A few months ago, I researched and wrote about the best gold spray paint.
It turned out to be quite useful to readers and I got so many messages and comments! So, I turned my attention to this time to find the best metallic silver spray paint.
Much like gold spray paint, it is nearly impossible to find the best metallic silver spray paint simply by looking at the cap on the can.
I know…I have spent a lot of time (and money) trying to find one!
I already had a few of these cans in my spray paint arsenal. I researched and added a few more cans to the lineup.
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Candidates for the best silver spray paint –
All of these spray paints are $7.99 or lower.
- Design Master’s Brilliant Silver
- Rustoleum Metallic Finish – Chrome
- Krylon Metallic Silver
- Krylon Cover Maxx Silver metallic – This product is out of stock/production and we are going to be testing a replacement soon.
- Krylon Premium Metallic in Original Chrome
- Rustoleum Specialty metallic in Silver
- Rustoleum Universal in Titanium Silver
The best Silver spray paint
I got the little mini terracotta pots to use for the test and sprayed them one by one in my Homeright spray shelter.
I followed the same rules for this silver spray paint review to make sure the results are completely clean –
- They were all spray painted outside on the same day within 1 hour – hence no temperature/humidity variations.
- All pots got 2 light coats of spray paint without any drying time in between.
- They were all photographed at the same time.
- Camera settings for all the photographs are the same.
- None of the pictures have been digitally retouched except for cropping.
Silver spray paint comparison –
Here is the line up of all the silver spray paint candidates with their spray painted pots.
Right off the bat, you can see the variation in the “color” and the shine.
It isn’t as significant as we saw with the gold spray paints but there are definite differences.
Let’s make smaller groups.
Best Metallic silver spray paint
3- Krylon Metallic Silver | 4 – Krylon cover Maxx Silver
Both of these are almost identical to the eye!
They are both the closest to metallic silver with the maximum amount of shine!
I was quite impressed by the coverage too. The Krylon Cover Maxx definitely stood up to its name and had really great coverage with just one coat.
Best Matte Silver Spray Paint
1 – Design Master Brilliant Silver | 2 – Krylon Premium Metallic – Chrome | 6 – Rustoleum Specialty Metalic
These three definitely have a more matte effect. And look nothing like their caps!
The Design Master and Rustoleum Specialty Metallic look almost the same and are a bit more matte compared to the Krylon.
I do like the Krylon Premium – original chrome. It seems to have the perfect balance of shine and matte (if you get what I mean). I used it on my DIY jewelry organizer project.
Flat Silver Spray Paint
2 – Rustoleum Metallic Chrome | 7 – Rustoleum Universal Titanium Silver
These are the grayest of the silver spray paints.
I was a bit disappointed by the color and coverage of the Rustoleum Metallic Chrome. It did not live up to the color of the cap at all. The cap does look gold in the picture but it used to be silver when I bought it. It seems to have lost its “silver” in the last month.
The Titanium Silver Rustoleum Universal is one of the rare cases where the silver is, in fact, a lot shinier than the top. It has wonderful coverage too. I kind of like the “not very chrome” look,
So which silver spray paint is the best?
Honestly, it just depends on your preference or project.
They each have pretty good coverage. I was quite surprised by the Krylon paints. I hadn’t tried them before but they are definitely a lot brighter and shinier than their counterparts.
Are there any other silver spray paints you have tried that you liked? Leave a comment and let me know!
Hello. I have a 4 poster bed with reflective metal. Some of the metal has rusted and I have been in search of a brush on mirror paint (not spray). The reason is this is in my bedroom and spray would make a huge mess. Any ideas?
Hi Eileen, Unfortunately, you will need to first remove the rust and seal it. Deco Art has a metallic paints line that are really great.