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How to Paint Asian-Inspired Nesting Tables

Red lacquer gives the Fazios' nesting tables an Asian appeal.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Sand the Tables and Brush on the Paint

Sand and wipe both tablesUsing foam brushes for a smoother finish, brush on white Gesso tinted to 1306 Habanero Pepper. Let dry.Using the same technique, brush on 1306 Habanero Pepper. Let dry.

Step 2: Brush on the Glaze and Varnish

Brush on glaze tinted with 2133-10 Onyx and rub into the surface with clean socks (cool tool!). Let dry. Brush on satin varnish. Note: Leftover mismatched socks are great for polishing and glazing. Make sure they’re clean and "sock" them away for just such an occasion.