Quickie Product Review: Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish 'Festive Red'

Why I bought it: Rustoleum’s hammered finish spray paint doesn’t come in bright red.

The Good: Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish in ‘Festive Red’, manufactured by DecoArt, is just as shiny as it claims it is. It’s also an acrylic paint, and goes on with that much ease. I haven’t tried it on fabric, but it goes on very well over foam and insulation foam (pre-treated with a coat or two of Tack Glue to prevent paint absorption.) The amount of metallic in the product makes it highlight a sponge-painted effect very well.

The Bad: ‘Festive Red’ is also just as pink-hued as the label suggests. But since it needs a couple of coats anyways, painting it over a layer of a brown-leaning red counterbalances this pretty decently. This line of metallics doesn’t have nearly as many choices as other brands.

Worth it?: Yes. If it’s the exact color you’re looking for, then congrats.  But since it’s an acrylic, it will mix nicely with other paints anyways. You can find it with the rest of the acrylic paints in craft stores. I paid a little over $2 per 2 US fl oz. bottle at Hobby Lobby.

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My name is greyrondo. I've been a cosplayer since Fall 2006, and I've noticed that the best conversations I have with cosplayers usually involve the question, 'so how DID you do that?' So after studying costuming and making a closet's worth of costumes, that's what I'd like to help answer. Drop in and stay awhile whether you're a cosplayer or just a curious spectator; one of my musings is bound to be what you're looking for. If you have a question or something to say, leave a comment or contact me! I don't bite, I promise. View all posts by greyrondo

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