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Learn How To Get A Flawless Finish With Enamel Paint

I want to show you how to use Wise Owl’s One Hour Enamel Paint! You can truly get a flawless look when you use enamel paint on your projects! Keep reading to find out exactly how to prep, paint, and conquer a flawless look!! Below is a list of supplies to use for this look. These are affiliate links, they cost you no money to use but I do earn a small commission if you click and buy through them. Supply List

Before And Boring

Transforming A Boring Buffet With Enamel Paint

Before we can talk about how amazing Wise Owl’s One Hour Enamel Paint is, we need to address something of the utmost importance. It’s also sometimes a bad word to some people. P-R-E-P. You HAVE TO prep your pieces properly before you can use and really enjoy the quality of this paint finish. With that out of the way, I am now going to show you how to properly prep.

Prepping For Your One Hour Enamel Paint Finish

First up is to remove all your hardware and anything you aren’t going to be painting. Next is a really good clean, I used Green EZ cleaner for this because you really need a good degreasing cleaner to make sure there are NO OILS or residue left behind. You hear me? NO OILS! This paint does not like that, so you HAVE to clean first. Hell clean it 2-3 times, it won’t hurt.

After you clean the furniture, you MUST scuff sand. This creates a surface that is best for the primer and paint for adhesion. Once you have scuff sanded, wipe the entire piece down with clean water and clean rag, as a result you will remove any dust or left over cleaner.

Priming For Your One Hour Enamel Paint

The next step in your prep is to use one of Wise Owl’s Stain Blocking Primers. It says stain blocking but this will also help your One Hour Enamel to adhere to the surface. For this particular piece I used the gray primer because the color I chose for my enamel paint was renovation gray. Be sure to stir your primer really well, apply one coat and allow to dry for 4 hours. Once I applied my second coat I let it sit for 24 hours.

Applying One Hour Enamel

I chose the color Renovation Gray for this project. I did use a high density foam roller to test the limits of the paint, it came out beautifully but if you press too hard you could get bubbles. Wise Owl recommends a micro fiber roller if you choose to roll. You can also paint this with a synthetic brush or spray with a sprayer. Typically dilution is not needed but IF it is, 10% is your max.

Adding A Little Pizzazz

This buffet is now painted in Renovation Gray Enamel Paint. It is boring. At least I think so, so what we will do is mix some of Wise Owl’s Heavy Metals Paint in Gold Dust and Pearl.

I used the Herringbone Tile stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils and I used a mini roller. This stencil is continuous and just lays over the already painted pattern. I would roll the paint, allow the pattern to dry, then place the stencil over the pattern to line everything up and I continued that on the entire piece. The Heavy Metal Metallics DO NOT need to be sealed so once it is dry, boom you are done!!

I forgot to tell you, this is scrubbable……my client sent me a picture that her son decided to write on it the day I delivered it, she was able to scrub it off!!! Hey ALSO…. I made you a video!! Check it OUT!! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Happy creating friends