After purchasing the paint back in APRIL!, I refinished some furniture. After attempting to paint over a varnished wood coffee table and having terrible results ( the primer peeled right off), I was skeptical to attempt it again.
I came across ~this tutorial~ (inspired from a post on apartment therapy), so I got the itch.
I used at least two coats of 'shellac' based primer.
Do not use a sponge brush for shellac (like the tutorial suggests for a water/latex base).
The primer eats the sponge.
I found decent results using the paint with the sponge and bristle brush, but throw a sponge brush away after each project IF you end up using it for multiple paint projects. It loses its structure.
|My side table before|
After several coats of Dutch Boy Dirt-Fighter Semi Gloss in Tangy Tangelo:
This is a charming little tea tin my sister found for me. Currently, it is holding delicious kitty treats and resting on my new table.
I also did my dresser. In natural light (above), the paint is more cameo peach than the punchy orange below.
The dresser was a beautiful dark brown wood, and it looked romantic and old fashioned in a hardwood floored room streaming with sunlight. Alas, that is not what my bedroom has now, and although it was sad to paint over such a pretty wood (with a little marring on the lacquered top), it was time for a refreshment.
Finished dress photos coming soon!