Even brass chandeliers can be given a new life with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. A coat of Graphite will usually cover the brass ( I have never needed a primer), followed by a quick coat of Coco, and Paris Grey. It is not necessary to completely cover each of the preceding layers of paint. Purposefully leaving gaps in the colors enhances the look of vintage patina. Dry brushing Old White, and Pure White on selectively will highlight the raised portions.