Magazine article Sunset

Lacquer Luster

Magazine article Sunset

Lacquer Luster

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Supplies

* 220-grit sandpaper

* Tack cloth

* Heavy-duty face mask (such as 3M's Facepiece Respirator)

* 1 can (about 12 oz.) colored spray paint

* 400-grit sandpaper

* 1 can (about 12 oz.) clear spray lacquer

Directions

1. Lightly sand your piece with 220-grit sandpaper and wipe the surface with tack cloth, a gauzelike material coated with a gummy substance. It picks up small bits of dust to leave a clean, smooth surface.

2. Don the face mask and spray the piece with one coat of colored spray paint. Let it dry, then lightly sand with 400-grit sandpaper, wipe down with the tack cloth, and spray with a second coat of color. For a flawless, even finish, spray in short lines moving in only one direction rather than a continuous stream moving back and forth, which can create puddles.

3. After the second coat of paint has dried thoroughly, apply one coat of lacquer. Allow it to dry, then lightly sand with 400-grit sandpaper, wipe down with the tack cloth, and apply a second coat. Sand and wipe down again before applying a third and final coat.

The high-gloss sheen of lacquer is in style again. …

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