DIY Metallic Painted Furniture: Step 3
Now it’s time to coat the piece with primer. Two thin coats should do the trick but be sure to paint every square inch of your furniture piece that you would like to cover with your metallic top coat. Then use a primer similar to your top coat. If your top coat is a silver metallic, use a light gray primer. If your metallic color is gold, use a light yellow primer. If your metallic color is bronze, use a tan base coat. This will prevent thin spots in your primer from showing through to your base coat. Lastly, seal your top coat to protect it from wear and tear by using a coat of polyurethane. Optional: Before applying your polyurethane top coat, you could use a product called Rub’n Buff. It’s great for creating a shinier metallic finish and antiquing corners and worn edges of furniture.