Hacking a Medicine Cabinet – Painting the MC

I went through a couple of trial and error session with painting up the metal portion of the cabinet. Your Grandpa’s method is still the best.Prime first then paint. Learn from my time consuming mistake of trying to spray the semi-gloss white enamel without priming. I ended up using some Krylon primer on the carcass. That was of course after sanding down some of the sections that bubbled up for some reason.

 

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Metal Painted Semi-Gloss White

Metal Painted Semi-Gloss White

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  1. I use lots of textures on my pngitnais, sands, stucco and gels to build up amazing textures. Some of the areas are not built up. I always finish a painting using Liquetex acrylic gloss medium (minimum two coats) here is the trick:Do not go back and fourth with the brush as this will make things glarey. First Put the painting flat. Follow and mimic the brush strokes and use the same size brush as you used on the painting .. When you come to the textured part be careful not to let it pool or run.If you are ever not sure about an outcome with any varnish, make 3. small sample painting cards with some textures, glitter and flat surface paint , and just varnish to see how it looks. Put one behind glass and the third I would use an acrylic spray varnish ( it comes in a ready to use spray can at the art store) and see which one I liked best.

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