I received this question from Keith, a reader. What can you suggest?
Can you please help me? I am painting my speaker cabinets with solvent based Dulux eggshell paint. I have filled crackes etc with 2 pack filler and fine sanded. I intend to apply at least 4 coats of paint finish to build up a good thickness of colour but I want to give ‘depth’ to the final finish by applying 2 coats of clear seal with a tinter – this to give the look of a commercial sprayed finish. These coats will be applied diluted 10% with white spirit to provide the smoothest eggshell ‘sprayed effect’ finish that I can achieve.
Please can you advise what clear seal to use (assuming an eggshell/ satin finish), is it best to roller apply this and what compatible tinter can be mixed to give me a depth of colour which will be missing if I just finish with the eggshell paint. Can you please also add any advice regarding the application technique.