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High gloss lacquer has become a very hot design trend. I have been amassing photos of this gorgeous application on my Pinterest site for months.
I have been doing some research on this painting process as I would like to do a ceiling application in my dining room. Well...while beautiful, it is not for the faint of heart. The process requires a pristine surface, a talented painter and a few benjamins. Still one can't deny that the effect is stunning! It absolutely changes the feel of a room. A basic room becomes a thing of beauty. Here is a look at some of my favorite uses of high gloss lacquer.
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Even with traditional furniture elements in the above space the high gloss blue creates a "WOW" factor. Let's not overlook the GORGEOUS fireplace surround!
Some of the most stunning applications of high glass paint have been done on kitchen cabinetry. The above shows how a midnight blue lacquer elevated the look of a butler's pantry/ bar area.
Ready for happy hour=;)
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As Rachel Zoe says...."This ceiling is EVERYTHING!" Dare to dream. If I could execute this look I would in a heartbeat. Alas...I live in Texas which is apparently is the land of textured walls.
Sigh... I am still trying to work through if I could do a high gloss paint on a textured surface.
In truth, even if you don't have textured walls...chances are you will need to have a painter sand and/or resurface your desired area to achieve the above look. WORTH IT!
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I have seen a blogger/interior designer who successfully executed a high gloss finish on her front door. After one failed attempted she relented and used an auto shop to get just the right application. The hot Texas sun is a monster. If your door is an area that is hit by the sun and/or if you deal with extreme temperatures, a DIY job on your front door isn't advisable.
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After doing some research on lacquer, my biggest takeaway is that this application does require a true artist. I stumbled onto the website listed above. It shows high gloss lacquer images and also shows a number of other paint applications for additional inspiration.
One other website that caught my eye was Jason Bertoniere Painters / Painting by Jason. He gives a wonderful overview of the process. You can see more at the attached LINK. Enjoy!