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How to Apply a Negoro Nuri Painting Technique

Turn a secretary desk into a stunning piece of furniture by using a painting technique called Negoro Nuri.

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apply negoro nuri painting technique
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  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Apply the Red Paint

Apply red paint over a black surface with a 6 1/2" foam roller.

apply red paint over black surface

Step 2: Rub Areas to Show Dark Paint Color

While the paint is still wet, use a cheesecloth to rub off random areas to reveal some of the black paint.

Step 3: Blur the Dark Areas

Lightly blur it with a soft dry 2" flat brush so the edges look worn.

apply negoro nuri painting technique