I'm doing Chicago right now, our design is an art deco set of staircases (which we're doing with the technical brief flexi-pitch escape stairs design) leading to a main platform etc. Mostly it's out of angle iron.
It's all got to go glossy silver in the end, so I need recommendations for the best metallic paint you've used. The last few times I've done silver, it had a terrible habit of rubbing off on costumes, hands, the world. And I want to avoid oil based at all costs. We're a community theatre so we rarely have the budget to get pigments/scenic paints, but clearly I'm going to have to make an exception here.
From what I've seen, the best options are:
Color Coat Aluminum @ 81.32
Off Broadway Silver Metallic @ 84.17
Artist Choice Silver @ 69.26
In terms of durability it looks like Color Coat may be the way to go. Anyone have experience with these colors and have any wisdom to share? Many thanks in advance.