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If you need your paint job to be durable, go with polycrylic. Polycrylic is great because it's durable like Polyurethane, but it doesn't yellow over time and it's really low-odor. To apply your polycrylic, just brush it on with a high quality paint brush. I did 2 coats, allowing it to dry for several hours in between.
pIve used quite a few different types of paint for a silver or metallic finish on the pieces Ive worked on. There are some I like and some I dont like. Here are some of the paints Ive used that I like: Martha Stewarts Metallic Paint Line I have /p
Furniture Makeover: Weathered Driftwood Furniture Finish. DIY instructions on how to create a lovely weathered wood driftwood finish for furniture from In My Own Style.
Spray paint out of an aerosol can actually act differently than latex paint out of a can. Here are some tips to getting better results with spray painting your furniture. Plan on a Clear Coat With Larger Surfaces - Spray paint can produce an even finish when painting surfaces like chairs and smaller …
How to Get a Beautiful Finish With Spray Paint. With larger surfaces like tables, dressers and other furniture pieces with large flat areas, plan on sanding the paint to a smooth and even surface and then painting a clear coat over the paint.