To date, however, I've not had much luck! We all know the wall must be absolutely free of blemish...perfectly smooth. But then what?!
At this point I'm considering testing out a couple of different...well I'll call them 'techniques' but really they are just 'ideas':
- A dozen coats of high gloss paint. Some have mentioned sanding between coats. I don't expect this to give me the results I'm looking for but it may give a subtle effect. I'll likely try 2 samples; one with sanding between dried coats and one without sanding.
- My idea is to apply matte paint (to ensure the depth of colour I want) as you normally would paint a wall then apply (possibly) multiple coats of lacquer. The dining room, where I ultimately plan on lacquering my walls, is south facing so very bright which tells me I'll most likely have to apply the lacquer with a sprayer *groan* to avoid any brush or roller marks. I'll try this with & without the sanding between coats...of the lacquer.
I'd love any suggestions or if you know someone...like maybe you know Miles Redd...and could ask him!
Well, in appreciation of your patience reading through this post here are some fab inspiration photos of lacquered walls!
Feinburg's lacquered ceiling
House & Garden
*Bisous* - Dane