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Faux lacquered plant stand

It’s easy to create a sleek black lacquered effect using Resene Enamacryl gloss.

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 02

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: an old wooden varnished plant stand, a clean cloth, an old knife, paintbrush, sandpaper and wood filler. Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer and Resene Enamacryl gloss waterborne enamel tinted to Resene All Black.

To get the look: Mark painted the background woodwork with Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Alabaster.

Other ideas: For a rich gold theatrical look try Resene Bullion over a basecoat of Resene Porsche.

Step 1
Step one
Fill any holes or cracks in the wood with wood filler and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Sand off any excess dried wood filler.
Step 3
Step three
Sand the rest of the plant stand to provide a ‘key’. Wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 4
Step four
Turn the plant stand upside down and apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the legs and underside.
Step 5
Step five
Turn the plant stand right way up and apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the top. Leave to dry for two hours.
Step 6
Step six
Turn the plant stand upside down and apply one coat of Resene All Black to the legs and underside.
Step 7
Step seven
Turn the plant stand right way up and apply one coat of Resene All Black to the top. Leave to dry for two hours.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene All Black to the plant stand and allow two hours to dry.

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