Gold Wins

posted on: October 13, 2013

I had this idea for a while and finally decided to do it. It’s super easy (because that’s what I’m about) and spices up a boring mug with some simplistic, classy, fun style (because that’s also what I’m about).
I picked up these mugs at Walmart for cheepo, and the spray paint for just a few bucks, too. In 5 minutes you can can put some darn beautiful, matte-gold love in your kitchen cabinets. Yes, coffee tastes better in them.

What you’ll need:

• plain white mug or mugs
• masking or blue painters tape
• matte-finnish indoor fast-drying gold spray paint (click here for suggestion)
• clear sealer for ceramic (click here for suggestion)

Follow visual instructions.

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When covering the mugs with tape make sure that the tape is pulled tight with NO ripples (unlike mine) to ensure the paint wont creep up underneath. I had to clean my line up afterwards.

Hold spray can about 13-18 inches away from mug and spray in short spurts to achieve even coverage and avoid dripping.

Spray the clear sealer in the same manner as above about 5 minutes after gold spray.

Dont let tape sit on the mug too long after spraying (no more than 8 minutes) or the paint may peel up with the tape.

Not dishwasher safe. Wash the inside by hand and lightly rinse the outside.

Make sure to spray your hands because gold paint looks awesome on your fingers days later. :)

Have fun and comment with your own results and tips!