THE BEST CHROME SPRAY PAINTS FOR A METALLIC FINISH
Whether you want to revamp your furniture or an old radiator, a chrome spray paint can help you achieve professional results in a breeze. Perfect for a wealth of interior decoration projects, chrome paint dries to an attractive metallic look that integrates into most interiors.
But finding a quality spray paint can be harder than it seems. Fortunately, we’re here to help.
Over the past few years, our expert team has tested and rated some of the most popular chrome spray paints in the UK. Our top picks below have satisfied all our criteria, including colour, coverage and application ease. Check them out.
OUR BEST PICK CHROME SPRAY PAINTS
Best Of The Rest
A multi-purpose spray paint to use on a wide range of surfaces. Particularly suitable for metal and wood.
Perfect for DIY and artistic projects – a mirror effect spray paint to use on glass, metal and more.
Brilliant reflective sheen suitable to use on multiple surfaces including wood, metal, glass and ceramic.
Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint is a multi-purpose paint perfect to use on a variety of interior surfaces. Drying to a smooth metallic finish, this chrome paint is ideal to use on furniture, wood, metal, plastic and an array of other substrates.
Versatile and adaptable, this spray paint also boasts a quick drying time. A top choice for a range of DIY projects, the product touch dries in an hour and can be re-coated, if needed, after about four hours. Depending on the surface porosity, one coat typically provides full coverage.
Regarding coverage, a litre of paint covers up to 2m² on average; the paint is supplied in 400ml cans and is very easy to use.
Although advertised as an interior paint only, our tests showed that Rust-Oleum Metallic has an exceptional durability on outdoor objects as long as you overcoat the product with a suitable clear topcoat.
We’re not so fond of the solvent-based formulation which is toxic and flammable. With a very high content of VOCs, the product can easily cause dizziness if used inadequately or in poorly ventilated spaces. That being said, this is to be expected from a solvent-based product, therefore we can’t consider this a real drawback.
Kobra Krome comes as an affordable alternative to Rust-Oleum Metallic. Manufactured in Italy, this spray paint is suitable for a wide range of DIY and artistic projects, including graffiti and canvas paintings.
Immediate adherence reduces dripping while a super-fast dry time ensured by the thixotropic formula allows you to finish work in a breeze. Fantastic covering power also ensures quick results with just one coat.
Although 100% acrylic, the product is toxic and extremely flammable, like most spray paints. Using it in enclosed spaces may cause dizziness and drowsiness. To prevent eye and skin irritation, we recommend wearing adequate equipment when using this product.
Nevertheless, Kobra Krome complies with all UK regulations regarding safety.
This acrylic chrome paint is very easy to apply on large surfaces and won’t clog easily thanks to its speciality soft valve.
151 is a popular brand of spray paint. Its product range includes the Multi-Purpose spray paint, a product available in 21 attractive colours and high-sheen or low-sheen finishes.
Ideal for interior and exterior applications, their Chrome paint is compatible with a wide range of materials and it’s particularly suitable to use on wood or metal. Sadly, the paint doesn’t have great results on plastic though.
Flaws aside, this product has an excellent coverage and a durable finish that guarantees a professional look for a long time.
With a solvent-based formulation, the 151 Multi-Purpose is toxic and flammable. We recommend using it exclusively in well-ventilated environments, preferably outdoors.
Another spray paint by Rust-Oleum that made it to our best products list is their Mirror Effect paint. Coming in two attractive colours and boasting an outstanding covering power, this product is ideal for decorative DIY projects and more.
Formulated for indoor use only, the product is particularly suitable for use on glass but it has an unbeatable adherence on metal and other surfaces too.
The mirror effect is easy to achieve by applying very thin coats to the surface until you reach your desired look, allowing the paint to dry for about 5 minutes between the coats.
For best results, apply the paint to clean and dry surfaces only.
Plasti-Kote is another popular manufacturer famous for its quality products. And the Metallic Effect paint doesn’t disappoint. Drying to a shiny, reflective finish, this spray paint is perfect for most DIY projects and adheres to a variety of surfaces.
Available in three different colours, the paint boasts a quick-drying formulation and top covering power. The Chrome colour has a gorgeous metallic effect on most surfaces but it can look duller on plastic and terracotta.
A slight drawback is the colour inconsistency. Some users complained about unsatisfactory results despite having followed the instructions to the letter.
Another complaint regards the durability. Despite a thin consistency, the product has an impressive covering power, but it scratches off easily once dried. We’ve noticed that a clear sealer can improve the results, but you’ll have to invest time and money into fixing the issue.