Using glaze over painted furniture w/semi-gloss finish

lovesdesignDecember 28, 2007

I recently purchased two very expensive tables from Pottery Barn -- the color isn't quite right -- its too late to return them, so I want to glaze to tone down the Ming Red -- several different distressing and painting techniques have been used on the tables, and I don't want to mess those up, but need to prepare the surface for the glaze. Suggestions??????

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katie_cr

Whenever I do anything extra over semi-gloss paint, I scuff the finish first so that the new coat will adhere. I like to use the Scotch-Brite maroon pads for this. I think they work much better than sandpaper or steel wool. The maroon pads are equivalent to a 320 grit. You can also wash them and reuse, although they do get thinner with use.

Katie

    Bookmark   December 31, 2007 at 1:34AM
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carolbarrel07

Hi Katie...Would you also do same scuffing on cabinets if you're planning to "colorwash" them? TIA for your advice!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2008 at 9:24AM
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