Step 1: Prepare the Surface
Step 2: Apply the Paint
Step 3: Apply the Polyurethane
Fill cracks and holes with wood putty, let harden, then lightly sand all surfaces with 180-grit sandpaper. Use a tack cloth to
Thin oil-based, black satin paint about 10 percent with mineral spirits, then apply a smooth coat, brushing in one direction.
Let the paint dry according to manufacturer directions, then lightly sand and remove dust with a tack cloth. Apply a coat of high-gloss, oil-based polyurethane. Lightly sand and repeat procedure for third coat if desired.
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