Do you want to give your furniture the velvety smooth finish of black satin? Come and read these tips from Heidi from Lily Field Furniture to find out how you can replicate the silky finish with Liquorice and Clear Coat!

Good Morning Friends! As you may have already heard, Country Chic Paint has just released several new products! One of these new products is Clear Coat.

The new clear coat is designed to add shine and protection to pieces that are used often (dresser, etc). It’s a bit easier of a learning curve than Tough Coat and was ideal for this dresser I recently made over.

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The dresser has great bones and is solid wood but definitely needed an update. We went with my all time favorite Country Chic Color, Liquorice for the finish. It’s a gorgeous, sophisticated black.

For preparation I gave the entire dresser a solid cleaning with a tsp mixture. There was so much gunk in the crevices that I actually took a toothbrush to the dresser with my cleaning solution. You want to make sure you have a clean surface to allow the paint the best possible adhesion. After the tsp solution had dried I went back over the dresser with a clean, wet rag to remove any leftover residue.

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Once the dresser was clean I went ahead and sprayed 2 coats of Liquorice and allowed it to dry. I don’t know about you but we are in the middle of a rain cycle and so drying takes some extra time. Be sure to give it the time it needs. Once I was sure the paint had dried I lightly sanded down all of the edges and details with a fine grit sanding sponge.

To seal the dresser and add protection I sprayed 2 layers of the new Clear Coat. It dries to a beautiful Satin finish. I had 2 small tester canisters and was able to get 2 coats on this dresser. A little goes a long way!

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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

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