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Clean and dust the desk. Touch up obvious scratches with D144-B custom dark brown paint and a small brush. Tape off the panel on the top of the desk, starting 3" in at the front and back and 8" in on either side.
Sand the panel area and wipe free of dust; seal the inside tape edges with a thin line of varnish to prevent paint bleed under the tape.
Apply a coat of Georgian Brick to the panel with a foam brush (Image 1). When the first coat is dry, brush on a coat of Deep Rose paint, again using a foam brush and working in a crisscross fashion (Image 2).
When the paint is dry, brush on a custom brown/black glaze in a crisscross pattern and, while wet, pounce with a large round stippling brush in a circular design to create a textured faux leather finish. Work in small areas of the panel, repeating the process until the panel is completely pounced.