Amy Howard At Home Contributor, Heidi Marsh, is going to show you how to use lacquer to give your patio furniture a new lease on life! She calls this Bistro set Rosemary...
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Step 1 - Clean:
Clean with Clean Slate. Set up a spray area outside, blocking off areas of wind with cardboard boxes or tarps if needed.
Step 2 – Prep:
Paint a base later of Furniture Lacquer Primer. Let dry. After drying, I added one more coat.
Step 3 – Lacquer:
Shake the cans for 2 minutes and start spraying. Lay whatever you want to paint on its side so the paint doesn’t run. Then, start spraying at the point closest to you and then moving further away from you, in long passes without letting go of the valve. Keep it consistently spraying until you are done with the pass. I also start spraying just to the right or left of the piece and then move along the pieces until after I’ve passed the other edge. Doing so will allow the overspray will get covered by new spray. If not the droplets will show up on your new paint. If painting on a vertical surface, start from the top and work your way down. As you continue to paint, overlap each area a little with the next and only spray on a think coat. Don’t go back over it with a second or third coat until its dry. Given that lacquer is a little thinner than other paints, you’ll need to apply 2-3 coats.
Lighting sand with 400 grit sandpaper between coats.
Step 4 – Apply top coat:
For extra shine, apply a top coat of Bright Idea lacquer sealer.