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Luxurious Lacquered Chest

Luxurious Lacquered Chest

, by Mary Kate King, 4 min reading time

Get ready to elevate your furniture with our High Performance Lacquer. Discover the ancient art of lacquer and learn how to transform an ordinary chest into a stunning masterpiece. Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of achieving a flawless, glossy finish that will add elegance and sophistication to any space. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the world of painted furniture and create a statement piece that will leave your guests in awe.

Products Used:

    Additional Supplies Needed:

    • Sandpaper - 150 and 400 grit
    • Lint free rags


    Step One
    To begin, pour Clean Slate onto a lint free rag and wipe down your entire furniture piece. This will remove any dust, dirt, grease, and old wax even if you can't see that the piece is dirty. Next, use the 150 grit sandpaper to sand your piece all over. This will level out any uneven places which will give you a higher gloss in the end. Wipe off all residue with a lint free rag.
    Step Two
    Take the Lacquer Primer and shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes. Begin with one full section by spraying in a back and forth motion across the section. Make sure you press down the black nozzle fully while spraying. Start spraying across the area closest to you and work your way out while being sure to overlap your passes so no stripes of area are missed. Continue the back and forth spraying motion until you have the area completely covered in one thin coat.
    Allow to dry for 20 minutes, then lightly sand with 320 or 400 grit sandpaper. Wipe off all residue with a lint free rag, and repeat this same process for all sections of your piece, making sure to overlap each new spray with the one before. Once fully dry and your piece has been painted with one coat, lightly sanded, and wiped off, apply a second coat with the same process. 
    Step Three
    Take the White Perfection Lacquer (or your color choice) and shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes. Use the same spray technique to coat your piece in the colored lacquer, allowing each section to dry for 20 minutes before lightly sanding with 400 grit sandpaper and wiping off the residue. Once the whole piece is fully dried with the first coat, lightly sanded, and wiped off, apply a second coat with the same process and let dry.
    TIP: Don't expect to have full coverage with the first coat. It's better to apply 2-3 thin coats rather than one heavy coat to avoid the paint running.
    Step Four
    Take the Bright Idea clear coat and shake for 2-3 minutes. Use the same technique of spraying back and forth and overlapping passes to coat the entire piece one section at a time. Once dry (20 minutes), lightly sand with 400 grit sandpaper and wipe off the residue with a lint free rag. Repeat this process and apply a second thin coat once the first is dried.  
    Enjoy the Bragging Rights!
      Let your guests know the story of your piece and how you made it the unique treasure it is now.  
    Watch the tutorial to see the full process from start to finish.
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