Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Although I do love how this piece turned out, the process was a tricky one for me.  This was the first time using Modern Masters in Rich Gold on an entire piece of furniture.  My client was looking for a very yellow gold for this credenza.  I aim to please, so I was on the hunt for a good week looking for and finding the perfect gold for her.  After a few sample tests, I happened to find what she liked, which was in a product I have never used before, but I was willing to give it a shot!

I know, kind cheesy to test it at the store, but for $40 a quart, I wanted to make sure I knew what I was getting!

I will be honest…I am a spray girl.  This product was too thick to spray, even with my largest needle and tip I was not getting the finish I liked.  I would have had to thin it out way too much and didn't want compromise the metallic nature of the paint by doing so.  I tried rolling it with 3 different rollers and it created millions of tiny micro-bubbles.  I tried 'wiping' it with a large sponge thingy but that took WAAAY too much off. So, I used the old fashioned method.  A brush.

I painted, and painted AND PAINTED!  I think overall it took 5-6 coats to get a really good and complete coverage.

I feel that this product acts almost like a velvet fabric, you know when you slide your hand one way on a velvet cushion it looks a little darker, but then you slide your hand the other way and it takes on a different shade and sheen…yeah, that's what this was doing with every stroke.  After trying to avoid it I just realized that I was fighting a losing battle and had to just go with it.

Like I mentioned, I LOVE the result and if I were to do it again, I would spray the base color, after I primed it, with as close of a color to the metallic top coat, as possible.  That way I think I would have needed less coats.

I ended with a few coats of super high gloss clear lacquer to give it the glamorous look and shine she was going for:)

The Before

1 comment:

  1. This is GORGEOUS Julie! Flawless finish as always and the gold really enhances the piece.