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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.
This is actually a really excellent guide on restoring old furniture. How to Refinish Furniture Without Stripping
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