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DIY Faux Lacquer Candle Sticks

By: Picklee
July 22, 2013

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DIY Faux Lacquer Candle Sticks
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I'm loving lacquered EVERYTHING right now...from large pieces of furniture to small home decor items. Lacquered furnishings make a big statement. I came across some amazing lacquer looking candle sticks on here and after that I was determined to create my own. Notice I didn't say shell out $59 each for them ;)

Items needed:

  • Americana Gloss Enamels 2oz - Baby Blue
  • Americana Gloss Enamels 2oz - Light Buttermilk
  • candle sticks
  • paint brushes


Start with a basic pair of candle sticks, I used an inexpensive pair I picked up at Ikea. Then, select your perfect paint color. Deco Art's Gloss Enamel paints are perfect for this project because they have that glossy, lacquered after applying a couple coats!

Instruction #1 - diy-candle-sticks 2
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I chose to mix "baby blue" and "light buttermilk" to create the light, coastal blue color I was looking for.

Instruction #2 - diy-candle-sticks
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Apply the paint to your candle sticks using a soft bristle paint brush. Most projects will require two coats of paint for full coverage. Simple and beautiful!

Instruction #3 - diy candle sticks 3
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Live well,


Be sure to visit Picklee  for more projects and to learn more about Jordan.


Hi, I am trying to prepare to paint a buffet cabinet with a lacquer finish. Do you have to sand before you use this paint? And do these paints come in larger containers?


January 5, 2015

You do not need to sand before using the paint. A limited selection of our Gloss Enamels comes in an 8 oz. size. If doing a large piece, I would suggest our Chalky Finish Paint and then finish with a Gloss varnish or you can wait for our new Maxx Gloss paint that will be in store in February. It will be perfect for the job!


January 6, 2015

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