I just spray painted my chain link fence and gate!! Looks SO much better!!! Any spray paint meant for metal is fine, darker colors look the best. I used Leather Brown Gloss from Big Lots for $3 each. It would of course be cheaper to brush paint on but it would take much longer. With spray paint it goes on quick and smoothly but there is a lot of overspray so be prepared to get quite a few cans of spray paint!