I can't tell you how many new people I've had visit my blog recently and say, "I found you when I was doing a Google search on ORB spray paint", or "My friend said I should come over and read your posts about ORB spray paint." So apparently I've become the Oil-Rubbed-Bronze-Spray-Paint-Girl. Well...okay...I can deal with that. I guess this sprung from my love of Rustoleum's American Accents ORB spray paint (which is now hard to find), and trying to find a good replacement.
So I've decided to embrace my new title and go that extra mile by doing an ORB spray paint "taste test" (although I do not recommend actually tasting paint...I'm just sayin').
I chose 3 different types of spray paint to compare, and sprayed 3 decorative orbs from Walmart.
Here are the contenders:
Contender 1) Rustoleum American Accents ORB Spray Paint (From my secret - and quickly diminishing - stash)
Contender 2) Rustoleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish Spray Paint in "dark bronze"
Contender 3) Krylon Brushed Metallic ORB Spray Paint
Numbers 1 and 3 are pretty darn similar...and number is (like the old Sesame Street song says)...not like the others.
The Krylon Brushed Metallics ORB paint (on the right) is very similar to my fave Rustoleum American Accents ORB paint (on the left). My fave is a smidge warmer, but really, there's not much difference.
The Rustoleum Metallic Dark Bronze (in the middle) is kind of pretty, but it's not a replacement for my fave. It's lighter than the other two, and more brown. If you're looking for an ORB paint that has more brown in it, though, it could be a good option.
In summary? If you can't find Rustoleum's American Accents ORB paint, you should opt for Krylon's Brushed Metallics ORB paint (I found mine at Walmart for less than $3).