Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Lacquer over latex paint
I have some walnut speaker stands that I needed to make darker but I just can’t bring my self to stain or paint walnut. The natural lacquered wood is just too pretty to massacre. I am going to build a new set out of poplar and possibly paint them black. Here is my question. The guy at HD once suggested to me to stain something black by using flat black rustoleum latex paint. He said thin it with water, wipe it on and then wipe it off just like stain. I did it on some birch plywood shelving and it turned out good but I havent lacquered it yet, so I'm a little concerned still. He did say though that lacquer over it would not be a problem. I have a lot of this paint left over. Do you think it would look ok if I painted them then lacquered it? Or should I do like the plywood, thin it and wipe it on like stain and then lacquer it (satin/medium rubbed). Any other suggestions would be helpful too. I am looking for a solid black satin finish as my end result. I already have the flat black paint and medium rubbed lacquer, and would like to use them if you all think it will look ok.
I want to do this this weekend so any help would really be appreciated.