A Client’s Drexel Chest Is Refinished Black – Reclaim Licorice…

I refinished this Drexel chest for a client.  She wanted a black finish, smooth and even, with a glossier topcoat.

I love the Reclaim Licorice black paint, by Caromal Colours.  It covers like tar, and is a nice rich black.   No sanding, stripping or  priming required, I washed the chest down and started to roll my first coat

First coat was on and the coverage was awesome.  However, I struggled with the top on this piece – after the first coat of paint there was an area on top that raised –  previous water damage (owner told me later) and was noticeable when the light hit it from a certain angle

I sanded the area and repainted –  it didn’t go away.   I sanded AGAIN (this wasn’t going as planned)  – a bigger area this time,  and repainted the top once more.  That worked better, but now I felt like one side looked a little different than the other side.   Sigh.

I had the solution – I got out the textured basecoat Peppercorn, which is Caromal’s thicker paint, and brushed out a layer on the whole top surface.  When that dried I lightly sanded it,  THEN rolled a coat of Reclaim Licorice over that…


I didn’t do a good job getting photos on this project, and 1/2 the photos are softer in color, but this photo shows the color of the licorice

All ready to go home!

You can find Reclaim paint in my store – be sure to book mark it, and note my coupon codes  PattyH for $2 off shipping and PattyH5 for $5 off shipping (75 or more)


Head to my store   SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM   for all of your Caromal needs  – including perfect 8 ounce samplers  – a great way to experiment with color combinations!


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