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    hello guys,
    when i tried to finish a zebra portrait i used a black spray like 3 layers , then when i tried to apply a wood varnish (with a piece of cloth) to make it more shiny, the thinner that i used to thin the varnish removed parts of the black spray i applied before .. the net result that i need is, a shiny black smooth color but not too shiny. i bought sealer , thinner wood varnish and oily based wood stain , and i don't know what to use with what .
    the wood is plywood.
    forgive me guys but i know nothing about finishing
    thanks
    peter
    Peter
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    My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." -2 Corinthians 12:9

  • #2
    Paint it black then use a spray on clear gloss poly. You will get the shine you are looking for. You can also just use a spray gloss black paint.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      I just bought so black paint to use, it's satin black. Not too shiney or flat. Don
      Don

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      • #4
        Personally I don't use black spray paint I have started using black indelible ink for ink pads,, it wipes on great soaks in well and doesn't come off when you apply a varnish, shellac etc. and it does a great job of ebonizing if that's the look you want. just my 2 cents.
        WGR

        To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
        Oscar Wilde

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        • #5
          well .. any type of spray here in my country is expensive ... so i will try to avoid sprays and try ink or paint then apply the varnish .. but will the thinner in the varnish remove the ink or the paint ?
          Peter
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          My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." -2 Corinthians 12:9

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          • #6
            Hi Peter

            If you use acrylic based paints and acrylic varnish, there should not be a problem as they are water based (although once hardened, they are waterproof) and do not require spirit thinners.

            Sue

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            • #7
              o that will be nice to try ..
              thanks a lot Mike, Don, WGR and Sue u really helped me
              Peter
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              My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." -2 Corinthians 12:9

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