The brief I had from my client was for an Art Deco design, showing a hint of the natural wood.
I mocked up a CAD (Computer Aided Design) for the cabinet and planned measurements to create a vision for the final finish.
Using a ruler, medical scalpel and FrogTape delicate, I started transferring the central part of the design on to the wood – this was to prevent the bare wood being painted.
I used a microfibre roller to apply a thin coat of Ash Grey over the whole unit.
Once the paint had dried, I used an extra fine sanding pad to denib the paint and used a tack cloth to wipe away the debris.
I applied a further two coats of paint, de-nibbing in between to create a velvet smooth finish.
I removed the tape and left the paint to cure for a full 24 hours and began applying the final part of the design.
Using my pre-calculated measurements, a ruler, protractor and spirit level to achieve uniform, straight lines, I taped up the lines to be painted gold.
I used a meter long ruler and sharp scalpel to cut along the tape to create sharp, thin, continuous. I ensured that the tape was fully adhered to the wood to prevent paint bleed.
I applied the Vintage Gold Metallic paint following the same process as before; applying the first layer of paint sparsely.
I waited half an hour for the paint to dry before removing the tape.