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painting over silver to gold 

I have bought a chandelier from our local hardware Master's Store which has silver attachments - (unable to get it in gold but price was fantastic plus just the style I wanted) how can I paint over it to change it to gold? Would greatly appreciate any help you can give. many thanks Eunice

Answered Monday 8 September 2014

Hi Eunice, I have the perfect solution for you - use gold leaf! Not only will you get a great a precise result (so you don't have to worry about getting gold paint where you don't want it you can buy different quality grades - so I'd recommend going for the highest grade you can - may cost you a bit more, but worth it! You want to do that chandelier justice! Here is a tutorial for you. http://www.lifestyle.com.au/diy/craft-how-to-gold-leafing.aspx

Good luck!   

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