Painting Gold Earrings

I have lots of old cheap gold earrings. I would like to find a way to paint them. I used gold spray paint but that only lasts for a few days and the jewelry started to have an funny smell, kind of like rusty. Can you advise me on what would be good to use. Also I did not know if I should Use some type of sealant. -Lonnie George

December 8, 20040 found this helpful

I have used fingernail polish to paint earrings. If you want to paint them gold though, I would seal first with clear nail polish and then try spraying again.

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December 9, 20040 found this helpful

Actually, you could spray paint first then seal with either clear polish or spray sealer.

Check with the local hardware store to see which paint and sealer is the best for the type of material your earrings are made of.

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December 9, 20040 found this helpful

Gold nail polish,even the glittery kind,then seal with a coat of clear.

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May 26, 20050 found this helpful

I went to a local craft store for that same reason, hoping they'd have some gold touch-up paint for jewelry. They didn't. But I went down another aisle and found "liquid leaf" paint which is a liquid version of "gold leaf" used in crafts. It works great and without any sealant.

A few days after painting I dipped it in my jar of jewelry cleaner and no change! The only drawback is that it's not a real brilliant shine, it's more like a "brushed" gold finish but not real dull either.

Hope that helps


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