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Prep the coffee table by applying a red base coat and allowing it to dry.
Using a ruler and a pencil, draw a border on the top of the table and tape it off with car detailing tape.
Wearing gloves and safety glasses, move the table outside and place it on sawhorses. In this demonstration, glass panels are removed.
Scrape and sand the table until the surface is smooth
Tape off areas for the gold trim prior to painting.
Apply a crackle finish to the top of the table. The milky clear coat goes on first; when it's tacky to the touch, apply a coat of Onyx Black paint for the top coat. The two finishes have different drying times, which results in a crackle finish for the top coat of paint.
Next, apply a light coat of Onyx Black paint to the remainder of the table; the finished look lets hints of the red base coat show through the black top coat.
When the finish is dry to the touch, the detailing tape is removed from the top of the table, revealing the pattern beneath the crackle coat.
As a final step, a coat of varnish is brushed over the surface; the varnish protects the surface and adds a satin sheen.