Rust-Oleum Imagine Color Shift Review

Rust-Oleum Imagine Color Shift Review

Oh I love trying new products that’s why I was so excited to do a Rust-Oleum Imagine Color Shift Review!

I was shopping at my local home improvement store and I always head to the paint aisle to see what the oops paint rack has to offer me. On my way past the spray paint rack I saw an end cap that had a bunch of craft paints I had not seen before.

Rust-Oleum Imagine craft paints had bright and fun colors. I ended up buying the Imagine Chrome Paint and Imagine Color Shift. And then I didn’t do anything with them.

Rust-Oleum Imagine Color Shift

To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I would use these paints on. I had no plan for them, but whenever I buy a new product, I’m always sure I’ll find something to use it on.

The Table!

Then I saw it. The Demi Lune table that I have been moving in and out of my shop for the past four years.

Demi Lune Table Before

Does anyone remember the Cafe Paris stencil? Everyone HAD to use it. It filled my Pinterest feed every day. It was on cabinets, chairs, and tables. So of course, I HAD to use it too.

The only problem was, no one wanted to buy it. I have dragged that table from pop up sale to pop up sale. I have moved it in and out of my shop over and over.

table close up

You can tell that it has suffered over the years, so it was in need of a redo. I took it out of the shop this time with the intention of repainting it (probably white) and getting right back onto the sales floor.

Then I had an epiphany! The table was already black except the stenciled area and the Rust-Oleum Imagine Color Shift paint needed to be used over a black basecoat.


I only needed to cover the stencil and spray it to be off to the races.

Rust-Oleum Imagine Color Shift Paint Review

The first thing I noticed about the Rust-Oleum color shift paint was that instead of the comfort spray nozzle this has the old fashioned spray nozzle which I’m not a fan of because it hurts my fingers when I spray for a long time. The list of things I don’t like about this paint ends there.

The smell is different from your typical spray paint but not any more noxious. As you can see in the photo below I wore a respirator but I would wear one with regular spray paint as well.

IMAGINE spray nozzle

Imagine Color Shift spray paint goes one like a regular spray paint. I feel like the nozzle does make even coverage difficult and after the first coat you could see lines from each pass of the can.

Line on the first coat

That was easily dealt with by spraying the second coat across the piece in the opposite direction. so if the first coat goes the long way across the piece, then the second coat should go the short way.

Second pass

You can see in the photo above the second pass fills in the lines nicely.

Rust-Oleum Imagine Color Shift Review

The results are stunning!

In person it reminds me of a peacock feather. It shifts from green to blue to purple.

Imagine is the perfect name for this product because I can imagine it on frames, trays, and for some reason I am seeing it on a large piece like a hutch. Imagine that!

I’m looking forward to getting my hands one some of the other colors in the Imagine line. I will be painting a lot with Imagine Color Shifting Paint and I can’t wait!

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Rust-Oleum Imagine Color Shift Paint Review // furniture makeover  // rust oleum glitter // rust oleum//  furniture redo before and after // before and after painted furniture

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Will You Be Color Shifting?

I would love to hear if you will be trying Rust-Oleum Color Shifting spray paint. Let me know in the comments below.

If you want to see a detailed video of who the painting process went, the video is below!

Many Blessings to You!


If you haven’t yet seen my post on Imagine’s Intense Glitter paint click the picture below!

Imagine Intense Glitter Paint

2 thoughts on “Rust-Oleum Imagine Color Shift Review

  1. Hi!
    After the second coat it looks like lines are showing still. Is it the picture or do they still show?
    The color is gorgeous!!

    1. Hi Dee – I think it must be the photo. I have it in my shop right now and I’m not seeing lines. Obviously if your stencil is thick you’ll want to sand it down.

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