I did this project over the weekend and when I ran out of spray paint after the first coat (Made 35 candles from three pipes) I decided to use some leftover interior egg-shell paint. It worked so much better then the spray paint. The interior paint covered the printing on the pipe on the first pass and was perfect after two coats. I'm working on my next set of 35 and plan to use the interior paint from now on. I think if I run out of the egg-shell I will try a semi-gloss for a bit more shine, but the egg-shell looks great!