How To Paint Logos

Finally! I finally worked on a project for Mr. Gypsy.  The garage is his space and we are looking at a complete overhaul of it over the winter.  I found this great pub table at an auction for $10.00.  It is super, super heavy with a solid metal base.

He is a Harley Davidson guy and so I decided that black and orange on this table would be the way to go.  I cleaned this really good and knocked the shiny off of it with some sandpaper before I started painting.  I painted the top with some black chalk type paint. 

You know I tell you the first coat is always the ugly phase of the project and this was no exception.  It looked much better after an additional coat and because it is not a true deep black, I used black stain over the paint to bring out a rich black color.

Once I had the black base on, I started the logo painting which is painstakingly slow.

 

Once I was done with it, I wanted to give it a vintage look so I used sandpaper to age the logo and added some dark colored liquid wax to make it dirty.

Because this is going to be in a garage and sometimes outside, I sealed it with a polyurethane and not a water-based polycrylic.  It gives it much more durability.

The result?  A great addition to the man space in the garage!

Until Next Time!  Cheers– Jodi

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