Yesterday I applied 2 coats of liquid sander deglosser, this eliminates the sanding process. I was a bit skeptical of this product but it surprisingly held the paint on pretty good.
I had somewhere to be so I left it at that until today which was probably best to get a good 24 hour drying time but I'm normally not that patient to see end results.
Today I glazed....first time and I was so nervous. I've even watched some tutorials where the people have said not to be nervous but I just was. I didn't want to screw up my newly painted beautiful piece. :).
I used the Martha Stewart Glaze....
I just went ahead and slapped on the glaze and it ended up being so much fun. You can put a good thick coat on or thin or leave it for a few seconds or wipe off right away. You want to have a bowl of water and rag to Dampen to wipe off excess. I found it best to have the rag with very little water to leave some nice glazing streaks but if u want very little glazing keep it quite damp and often clean. Once you do a couple spots you will figure out what technique works for you. It was so much fun and I will use this again. I actually have an old desk I'd like to use this same method on.
|Here is what it looks like after you slap on a coat of glaze|
|After I wiped it off|
|More Glaze on...|
|The lady at Home Depot told me to get this to get the sanded areas nice however when I used this it made it look dirty and didn't work as well as fine sand paper.|