Seems to me like the popular gold bases with the holes should of been glittered. It didn't take long to paint, partlly because the Rust-Oleum spray nozzle stopped working after half the can maybe less. But it was good enough and looked great after a couple coats of clear coat.
II sealed the bottom of the lid with poster putty and masking tape
Couple holes were clogged so I cleaned them all out with the bead reamer