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.
Synonyms and Related Terms
metal flake paint; peinture métallique (Fr.);
Resources and Citations
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000