I wanted a bronze color so I mixed this with brown paint in a small round food container. I had to keep stirring it vigorously to keep it mixed. In some place on my stool leg it separated into tiny dots of metallic. It still looked the way I wanted it to. I poured out the left over and set the container to soak full of water. I forgot it until the next morning. This paint cures instead of drying! A thin layer of gold appears to be permanently attached to the inside of the container. This is just an observation. I am not sure how well mixing it would work on a larger project that took more time than the four short stool legs i painted. I can't judge how it works on its own though.