I started by cleaning the buffet with a mix of water and vinegar, then applied two coats of clear shellac to prepare for the paint.
Buffet Makeover - With Video Tutorial
This buffet was in very good shape, but my client wanted to brighten up her living room and the wood was too dark for her taste.
Prepping and Priming
After the shellac was dry, I sprayed a coat of Benjamin Moore Steel Wool, which is a beautiful medium gray. Watch my video to see in details how I use my paint sprayer.
Preparing for Second Coat
I let the first coat dry to check what areas needed more coverage and also to remove unwanted dirt spots.
Light Sanding between Coats
With a 400 grit sandpaper, I removed all the imperfections, then wiped the whole piece again with a damp paper towel.
Finally I applied a second coat. You may need a third coat depending on the color you are working with.
Brushing Unpainted Edges
I removed all drawers and opened the cabinet doors and painted the edges not covered by the spray, using a small flat brush.
Applying Black Glaze
Using a chip brush, I applied black glaze on the painted piece, starting with the drawers.
Wiping off Excess of Glaze
With a baby wipe, I wiped off the glaze moving my hand back and forth across the drawer, until the black streaks had the look I was going for. I repeated these steps one small area at a time in the whole piece, then let the glaze dry for 24 hours.
My final step was to spray three coats of water based clear topcoat. I also replaced the pulls with this shiny gold ring pulls that really popped over the new color.
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Video Tutorial - How to Spray Paint and Glaze a Buffet
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