One of my small purchases at Brimfield was a plastic letter L. It was an end of the day find and really just a fluke. How could I walk away from it...it was only $10. I decided that once I got it home, I would give it a wash and spray it with a nice coat of shiny gold paint. It would be a cute wall detail or table decor. Here's how it went...
For those who are interested...this is what I used. Although, the picture on the bottle shows a high gloss, reflective finish, my letter ended up not being as reflective, but rather more matte in finish. I'm guessing it's due to the material of the letter...its a plastic material with a matte texture.
Step 1: wash letter clean of debris
Step 2: make a spray booth with cardboard box & plastic
Step 3: spray in sections with light coats and repeat
Step 4: dry between sprays
Step 5: if areas need to be smoothed out, sand, clean, spray
Step 6: dry