Friday, June 3, 2011

This table is a be-ach!

So maybe I should've asked somebody at Michael's whether acrylic paint is ok to use on top of this table paint, which doesn't specify whether it's oil or water based, though the chief ingredient is water, so isn't that water based? (Don't worry, I'm much better at doctoring than I am at decorating stuff!)


This just doesn't look like it's going well - the paint isn't coating nicely. Seems like Dean and I had this problem when we painted kitchen cabinets in a rental house one time...

2 comments:

sewistafashionista said...

Acrylic paints are non-toxic which makes me think they are waterbased. Is the acrylic skimming the surface and not adhering? It has been years ago but I have done some furniture. If you have painted the underside sometimes it is good to do a little test there. Also slapping some poly on the tabletop might help the paint wear better. Depends on your energy and how long you want the table to last. A little wear might add character. That is what I tell myself when I look at that little line between my eyebrows.

Sister said...

Heehee - I have that line too! I have a can of poly that I hope won't wipe the acrylic off - it ended up okay but looks like you could peel it off like a sticker. That's my last step.