Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Metallic Finishes- The Tutorial

Last week I shared with you how to do our dark stained glazed furniture finish.

Well as promised, this week I will share a little more detail about the Metallic finishes.
I've shared with you a few pieces involving this finish.

Now I will show you how I do it.  The great thing about this finish is you can do it in whatever color you wish, so the possibilities are endless.  First you will need.

1.) Dark Gray Primer
2.) Paint (spray paint or brushed on)
I used Rustoleum Navy blue for the Midnight Dream and brushed on my own custom color for the Audrey.
3.) Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze
3.) Wipe on Poly

First you start with a light sanding or deglossing.

Then a coat of dark gray spray primer

Let the primer dry completely and then put on a layer of spray paint or brush on paint.

Now it is time to glaze, wipe the metallic glaze on and off in a straight motion or circular motion whichever finish you prefer.

Let that dry completely and add a coat or two of wipe on poly and at least 3 coats to the top.

I love the way this finish looks, gives your piece a great shimmer.  I am eager to try other glazes besides bronze.  I was at Home Depot the other day and saw silver and other bronzes, but have yet to try them.  Has anybody else used this metallic glaze?



As you can see we're partying all week long. I probably need to go to link party rehab.  Oh well,  grab a martini and join us....Monica

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  1. Great tutorial. Love the piece you did.

  2. great painting tips! I love the midnight dream desk!
    thanks for sharing at catch as catch can.

  3. I never imagined I would find a tutorial on how you did the metallic Tiffany dresser. OH MYLANTA! Thanks for sharing! You have a new stalker ;D!