Thursday, December 5, 2013

High Gloss and Lacquered Finishes

High Gloss.....not what I typically do but a couple of custom orders put me there. I have to tell you, I really like the look. It's sleek and catches the light beautifully. The downfall to high gloss or laquered finishes is you really, really need a piece that has minimal imperfections. A gloss finish picks up imperfections like a girl trying to hide a pimple with a dab of cover up....does not work. It's there, you see it, nice try. Try again.

Lucky for me the pieces to be painted were in good shape and just needed a light sanding and a spray primer. Light coats are best w/ a quality brush. I added Floetrol to the paint. This will leave your finish with virtually no brush marks. It just levels the paint out amazingly. You must try this stuff!





                                                                

I really like how they turned out but there is just a part of me that LOVES, LOVES, LOVES a chippy rustic finish. What's your favorite finish???


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3 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it...I think maybe you will start a new trend, I keep thinking the chippy will eventually give way to something else. The problem with perfect finishes is that, like you said, the furniture has to be perfect and so does the painting....I'd say yours looks pretty perfect

Carol

Rachel Matteson said...

Floetrol huh? I have never tried using it but will definitely have a go at it soon. I was inspired to try using it because of your work. So neat and perfect. :)
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Cardinham | Killgrew said...

The black on the desk is real nice. I might have done a more edge distress, but that's me...I like things beath up.

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