Paint Matching Help Please

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j.evans25
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Paint Matching Help Please

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Hi All,
Hoping someone can help me repaint 1 of a pair of side tables to a decent matching standard
Image of the side table is in the link that follows – full disclosure, it has a particle board construction.
https://imgur.com/lyaEQCo

One of the tables got some small chips in the paint which have then swollen and raised / blistered over time.
https://imgur.com/Zm7f4Zp
https://imgur.com/S8dsJxt

I have given these a quick sanding back to flat but intend to give the whole flat surface a light scuffing.
https://imgur.com/RIImPC2

I listed these tables for sale, with the intention of being spurred into action refurbishing them.
They had a surprising amount of interest and I now have 10 days to get them ready for collection

I am interested in doing as good a job as possible and not afraid of buying equipment, Even as far as getting a spray system as i have some upcoming lacquering jobs that im hoping to tackle.

My key questions are as follows (please feel free to point out things i have forgotten to think about)
1. Is there a service that will match paint type / colour / gloss level?
2. Should I apply with brush, air compressor / gun, other?
3. What steps should i follow to get a good finish with the paint?
4. Would this need a clear top coat?
5. Best tool and method to replicate the faux-gilt detailing seen in the image below (Straight lines on flat surface only// 12mm thickness)
https://imgur.com/bTjPda1
https://imgur.com/nG72DBe

Will be extremely grateful for any replies
Cheers!

James
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Re: Paint Matching Help Please

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1) any good paint store, Lowe's or Home Depot can match a color if you give them a sample
2) A) you can get a good job with brush or gun.
B) if using brush, sand all surfaces with a 220 grit paper, vacuum up dust. Then wipe all surfaces with rag dipped in paint thinner - wipe dry. Make solution of a few drops of dishwashing soap to quart of water. Dip a clean rag in the water solution and squeeze out excess. with a DAMP rag, not wet, wipe all surfaces. Then wipe dry with clean rag. Apply 2 coats following instructions on can. let last coat sit for 48 hours. LIGHT sand with a 400 grit paper, going in one direction. Vacuum up dust. For last coat of paint make a solution of 3 parts paint, one part water (if waterbase). Apply with a good clean brush going in one direction. Once you've painted an area don't go back over it. It will look like there are brush strokes, but leave them alone - they'll be fine in 24 hrs. Wait at least 24 hours (3 days is better), then AFTER you've added the gided lines, give surface good coat of wax
C) If buying spray equipment, get the appropriate heads & nozzles for spraying lacquer or paint. They're different.
3) Clear coat only if surface will get a lot of use/abuse
4) For the inset areas 2 approaches. Try an auto parts or paint store and ask for pin striping tape. Place it on surface and paint with the striping paint. If can't find, get Frog tape - its available in paint stores. Apply to surface making sure to use side of a dowel to press the edges down and apply your gilding
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Re: Paint Matching Help Please

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Hi Bob,
You truly are a star! You don't know what a difference it make to be able to approach this job with confidence and no second guessing.
I will let you know how i get on.

Warm regards,
James
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