Metallic paint

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A paint that contains small pieces of metal as a pigment. Metallic paint produces a metallic sheen on the final coated surface and is often used to imitate gilt or silvered surfaces.

See also Metallic pigment, Bronze liquid, Dutch metal.

Synonyms and Related Terms

metal flake paint; peinture métallique (Fr.);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)