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Customer Reviews for PPG METALLIC TONES 1 gal. #MTL138 Golden Saffron Metallic Interior Specialty Finish Paint

Internet #301859021

Model #MTL138-01

Store SKU #1002472064

  • Offers a sleek finish to enhance any room in your home
  • Great for walls, trim and accents
  • Apply with a paint sprayer or roller for optimal application

Customer Reviews

  • 3.1
    out of 41 reviews
  • 44% recommend this product
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Do Not Recommend
Very disappointed in this paint. We used it for our bedroom. The color is beautiful, however after 3 coats you can see the paint roller marks everywhere. It looks terrible. This is expensive paint to have to redo.
by Amanda
    Does not cover as advertised, coverage was terrible, twice as much product required to cover, any...
    Does not cover as advertised, coverage was terrible, twice as much product required to cover, any you must use a gray primer prior to painting with this product. Even then, it is not a product I would recommend.
    by Poor
    Response from PPG PaintsJun 3, 2021
    Hi there, we're sorry to hear your project didn't turn out as expected. Please give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 between 8 am - 5 pm ET for assistance. ppgtimeless
    • Verified Purchase
    This paint is terrible
    My painter painted the charmed life (blue) and mucho mint (green) on my bedroom walls and it looks terrible. This paint was very expensive and I paid a lot of money to have it done. They did four coats but the paint is not sticking and it is uneven. Do not buy this paint.
    by Upset21
      I used the Metallic tones in the Saffron Gold to...
      I used the Metallic tones in the Saffron Gold to paint an accent wall in my studio with a Middle East theme. I struggled to find a true gold wall paint with enough sheen to make it look metallic and this paint did the job. I am totally pleased with this paint.
      by CINDY
      • Verified Purchase
      It was a beautiful shade of paint...
      It was a beautiful shade of paint
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      Happy with the color extremely beautiful...
      Happy with the color extremely beautiful
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
      Rating provided by a verified purchaser
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      NO Metallic in Metallic Tone Paint
      Purchased this week wanted copper and white kitchen; it's brown, it doesn't even have the luster of the polyurethane wood in the room.
      by Susana
        PPG Metallic Paint Aqua Essence
        Absolutely Awful!! Please do not waste your money or time! My uncle a professional painter for 28 years, has painted in/for some of the most historic buildings in Chicago, came by to assist me. Even with knowledge and talent, we could not get the application to appear anything like the “supposed sample” picture. The sample gives and illusion of a “teal-silver marble look”, in reality there is no silver tone in the paint that stands out separately from the teal. We followed each instruction, recommendation, and list of materials needed to “achieve the best outcome” and were left with an absolute mess of a wall. It’s so upsetting, I was so excited for this and did LITERALLY EVERYTHING PPG exclaimed even down to having a professional’s assistance. PLEASE LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE, do not waste the energy, money, time, or hope that I did.
        by ThisPaintIsAScam
          AWESOME!
          This paint is beyond amazing! You MUST prime first to get the results you want. You will be disappointed if you try to put this over existing paint. The key is to PRIME first. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
          by Holly
            • Recommended Product
            Metallic tones = LOVE
            This is my absolute favorite paint ever! I can’t believe it has such poor reviews. I have five rooms in my house painted with this paint in several different color variations. I think anyone who has given it a bad review did not follow the instructions correctly and apply the final coat with the specialty sponge. If you are looking for something different, fabulous and gorgeous, I highly recommend this paint. Yeah, it’s more expensive than other paint, it’s because it’s 20x more beautiful. The gold is my absolute favorite and you can see how luxurious it looks on my dining room walls. I do suggest on the light creamy colors to use a white base coat, as it helps it shine and pop. Everyone who sees my metallic walls always comments and loves them. If this is what you want, look no further! This paint technique does take longer, as do all good things. I always use the recommended sponge roller on the 2nd and 3rd coat. I also have a small cut section of the sponge to do the trim edges, since you can’t roll all the way to the corner. Take your time, do it right and you’ll be so glad you did. Again, there is no reason this should not have 5 stars, if the user followed the correct steps.
            by LadyFord
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              Beyond Dissappointed!
              This was the worst purchase ever! All I have on my wall is a very pretty color with streaks that I can't get to go away no metallic tone at all. Do not purchase. I need my money back!
              by Tina51
                Streaky
                We bought a baby pink metallic paint from ppg + a primer that was recommended. We watched the tutorial videos and followed the steps and we still went through 3 gallons of paint and have streaky walls. This paint isn’t cheap. And I will most likely have to just start all over with a new color because my walls look horrible.
                by Paris
                  Wow
                  After priming MDF countertops with two coats of primer and one coat of black paint, sanded between coats, I overcoated with three coats of copper metallic. After everything was dried and cured, I poured clear 2-part, self-leveling countertop epoxy (Total Boat) over the paint. The pictures don't do it justice. I did notice that I needed to regularly stir the paint to ensure good pigment mixture. I also used a small thin foam roller and went over the coats with the roller with gradually less pressure to ensure roller marks were eliminated. When I wiped down the last coat of paint before coating with epoxy, some of the tinting powder in the paint did come off, but not a significant amount - not a big deal.
                  by Pawpaw
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                    SO DISAPPOINTED
                    I was excited to paint my bedroom accent wall metallic color to make it pop. However, after 3 coats on the wall, it still showed streak marks! I was so disappointed and wasted a whole chunk of my time to paint just 1 wall hoping it will turn out great.
                    by meep
                      This product is awful! I followed the directions and even tried three base coats. It covers une...
                      This product is awful! I followed the directions and even tried three base coats. It covers unevenly and looks terrible. After two days, I give up. I am off to the hardware store this morning to buy another product to paint over this mess. I would not recommend this product and I am shocked that something so ridiculously poor would be offered by PPG, I definitely expected (and paid) for better.
                      by Th
                      Response from PPG PaintsNov 5, 2019
                      Hi there, we're sorry to hear the coverage wasn't as expected. We recommend stirring the paint thoroughly before application because the product can often settle. You can give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 to discuss further. ppgtimeless
                      • Verified Purchase
                      Way to watery and thin. Stirred completely, but this product...
                      Way to watery and thin. Stirred completely, but this product doesn’t cover anything well. And, directions say NOT to recoat!
                      by Stewart
                      Response from PPG PaintsOct 24, 2019
                      Hi there, we're sorry to hear the coverage wasn't as expected. We recommend stirring the paint thoroughly before application because the product can often settle. You can give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 to discuss further. ppgtimeless
                      • Verified Purchase
                      Very streaky
                      I just bought a new house and I had all the bedrooms painted with these metallic colors. The end result is awful. I’m so upset. The colors look so streaky even after 4 coats. I am now considering repainting the bedrooms over.
                      by Shah
                        Beautiful finish!
                        It takes some patience, but the look is worth it! it goes on thin - i don't think it's meant to cover up like "regular" paint. I used a base coat similar to the color i picked and after 2 coats, it looks great. i did a third and it looks even better!
                        by ALBE
                          Not feeling this paint
                          I am not quite finished with my project but so far I am very disappointed. I have a large wall that I divided into thirds and wanted the third section to stand out from the other two which are done in satin finish. The sheen looks about the same. I probably would have gotten the effect I wanted with everyday much cheaper semigloss. If a miracle happens with the next can of paint and the sponge roller I will leave a positive review but at this point I doubt it. My final option will be to buy that semigloss and forget the money I wasted on the metallic. Thank God I only got two quarts.
                          by Deevirgo
                            Looks really nice but consistency is poor
                            I really like the metallic look but I am finding that I cannot get the roller marks to disappear. I have gone to thicker naps and that hasn't worked either. I even have 5 generous coats in some areas. I am not sure what the problem is. It is as if the direction of the roller stroke determines how light reflects off the paint when it is dry. Maybe there is some magic in applying this paint that escapes me but I have never had this problem with regular paints.
                            by Sawdust
                              Very difficult paint to work with. Leaves roller marks. The paint cannot be sanded. It leaves s...
                              Very difficult paint to work with. Leaves roller marks. The paint cannot be sanded. It leaves scratch blemishes. Practice first, then paint. Good luck! You'll need it!
                              by Adamo
                              Response from PPG PaintsAug 8, 2019
                              Hi there, we're sorry to hear this. We are here to further discuss, so please give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET. ppgtimeless
                              • Verified Purchase
                              Ten years ago, I purchased the Ralph Lauren Metallic Gold Paint for my living room and over the c...
                              Ten years ago, I purchased the Ralph Lauren Metallic Gold Paint for my living room and over the course of three days we painted the entire vaulted living room. It looked lovely, with a subtle glow and color. It last for over a decade with only minor chipping. I went into purchase more, for refresh coat, and discovered I was a month late. Now Home Depot for selling PPG metallics instead. I asked the woman at the counter for a paint sample card and she said they had none and to just look online. I did and chose the closest shade of gold to what we had. I received the paint over 6 weeks later and painted the smallest wall in the living room. My heart sank, even with the metallic paint specialty brushes and a lot of painting experience, there were streaks, a completely different texture than our previous paint, and worst of all, a brassy and cheap color quality to the paint. This is honestly the harshest review I've ever left on any online site. I couldn't recommend PPG Metallic Tones. I'm so disappointed in the long shipping time and in the wasted money for my purchase.
                              by Nick84
                              Response from PPG PaintsJul 23, 2019
                              Hi there, we're sorry to hear this. We are here to further discuss and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET. ppgtimeless
                                1 person found this helpful
                                Follow the directions and you will LOVE it!
                                My 12 year old daughter outgrew her pink bedroom and wanted something that matched her love of rock and electric guitars. We were not familiar with metallic paint, but she was sure that she HAD to have PPG's Metallic "Rejoice" paint on her walls. We did some research before we purchased. The MOST IMPORTANT step we took was purchasing a satin paint that was a similar shade. We prepped and painted her room in gray satin first. Then we put 2 coats of the PPG Metallic "Rejoice." We put a final coat of the PPG Metallic "Rejoice" on with the texturing sponge roller. It looks AMAZING. We used less than 2 gallons for her entire bedroom. I can understand the negative/frustrated posts from other people that reference needing a lot of coats. If we had tried to cover her pink walls with PPG's Metallic paint WITHOUT painting it a similar shade first, we probably would've thrown the can out the window. You have to have a similar base color.
                                by Mom of the Year
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                                  Pleasantly Surprised
                                  I decided to repaint my dining room from a medium blue to PPG's Metallic Tones Astute. I applied two coats of primer to cover the blue & three coats of Astute. I used the faux roller brush for the third coat which I think was key to the project coming out beautifully. It took quite a bit of work to get the final result but it was worth it. The Metallic Tones paint really makes the room look elegant.
                                  by LBen
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                                    Make your walls beautiful
                                    I am doing the entire interior of my house in this paint. My walls have a texture and with the paint, it is absolutely stunning. This paint should not be applied like standard paint. There is a technique to making it beautiful. Give PPG a call, to learn how to do it right. You wont be disappointed with the outcome if you follow their specific technique. Its simple, but a different way to paint. The results are beautiful.
                                    by Crystal
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                                      Had a professional painter do the job. He expressed mixed...
                                      Had a professional painter do the job. He expressed mixed emotions with the paint. At once being concerned with the consistency of the paint and with it’s adherence on the first coat. But after the second coat went on, he gushed about it. So did I ,so did everyone who saw it after. Fantastic!
                                      by Barry
                                      • Verified Purchase
                                      3 people found this helpful
                                      having trouble not seeing the roller marks
                                      Love the color but marks are showing. The wall was primed and we waited for 2 hours to paint the wall . This is after 2 coats
                                      by Jill
                                        This Golden Saffron Metallic Interior Specialty Finish Paint seems to spread almost as well as mo...
                                        This Golden Saffron Metallic Interior Specialty Finish Paint seems to spread almost as well as most regular paints, but does require a bit more patience. I found that I needed to wait until it got tacky, then add another coat before it really started to show off the glitter for a sparkling shine. For this reason, a gallon won’t cover quite as much area as you might think, so buy a little extra to be certain you get the coverage that you expect. And don’t even try to use this if you haven’t spread a decent layer of primer over your surface first. Use white primer for best results. Cleanup of your brushes and rollers requires more patience as well. If you are a frugal painter like I am, you like to re-use your brushes and rollers several times before tossing them out. But if you have more money and less patience than I do, I recommend you simply toss out your brushes and rollers after using this paint.
                                        by DIYDave
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                                        2 people found this helpful
                                        this is a good paint it covers nicely the color is more tan did not see any shimmer of metallic u...
                                        this is a good paint it covers nicely the color is more tan did not see any shimmer of metallic used it to repaint wall in bathroom, after the first coat dried it was not exactly the color I thought it would be so I added some gold luster dust to the second coat and it really popped came out very pretty brightened up the bathroom, it now has the undercoat of a metallic shimmer
                                        by Marie
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