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!
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