||01-09-2013 01:01 AM
protecting spray paint on laminate furniture
I have laminate chests that I use as salon stations. I wanted to paint them to be antiqued silver. I cleaned and dried the laminate, primed with multiple coats of Zinsser High Hide Cover-Stain Alkyd primer, I did not sand as the primer claims no sanding is necessary. I then painted them with a few thin coats of Valspar Metallic Spray Paint. Next, I started to dry brush Valspar antiquing glaze over the top. I am about 5 drawers in and am worried this is not going to work. Before antiquing I rubbed a paper towel lightly over the metallic spray paint to remove any dust, and silver was easily left on the paper towel. I went ahead and antiqued anyway, but it seems very easily scratched. I need this surface to be very durable since it is a working salon station that will have tools set on it, wet towels thrown on it, clients purses, checks written, etc.
Would a clear coat spray do the trick? Polyurethane? Have I already destroyed my stations?