Today I’m going to show you the products I used to paint a worn out French nightstand that I found at a local auction! This easy, silver metallic paint technique gave me the shimmery silver finish I was hoping for!
silver metallic paint technique
prep work before painting
I used Modern Masters Metallic Paint for this piece. This was my first time using this paint. I purchased two six oz. jars and used less than half for this project! I used about 1/2 the jar of the Snowflake and just a little of the Silver! A little really goes a long way. The Modern Masters paints are labeled “opaque” or “semi-opaque”. The Silver shade is an opaque and the Snowflake (a shimmery white) is a semi-opaque. I mixed these two together to get the silver finish I hoped for! It’s an 80% Snowflake to 20% Silver mix.
Looks as if you used magic on the French nightstand! Done beautifully. I intend to attempt the technique. Thx!
I have a question regarding the water based poly top coat. The wax is a petroleum based product so how did the water based poly work over it or did you just use the wax on the detailed areas and top coat the flatter areas? Thank you
I just used the top coat on the flatter areas as you said!
I love this furniture piece and how it came out. I have one that is almost the same size. I ordered the paint but worry that 6 oz is not enough to cover the dresser. Please help. Thz
This paint goes a long way.