Heavy Metals Metallic Gilding Paint is the next best thing to real gilding. In fact, it’s better! Heavy Metals is far less expensive than gold leaf and it’s easier to use. Goes on smoothly, never wrinkles and is very durable. Plus, there are several beautiful metallic shades for a wide range of projects. Add highlights to an antique hutch. Create gorgeous wooden knob pulls for a refinished dresser or desk.