Refinishing Furniture, My first Krylon Dual Project

Jul 18th, 2011

Dual is a new product by Krylon (my favorite spray painting brand) that has both paint and primer in it. In theory, it is brilliant; however, I have only used it a few times, and I am not ready to make a final conclusion about the product. I have been spray painting for a very long time, so I’m not quick to judge a product until I have used it  A LOT.

I like a few things about the product, and I’m excited to use it more.

I got this sofa table at a local yard sale, and I prepped the table by washing all the dust and grime off with soap and water. I made sure that the table was completely dry before I began spraying with the Dual Ivory Gloss. 
I am not new to spray painting furniture. In fact, I have tried just about every brand of spray paint available on the market. I prefer to spray paint furniture when I am refinishing it because I want my projects to look professional when I get done. Whenever I have painted furniture with a brush, they never look as good as I want them to look. So, I have found over trial and error, that I prefer to spray paint my furniture projects. I hope to someday own a paint sprayer, but for now, spray paint is my preference.
I have written a few instructional posts about my painting furniture tips and spray painting tips. It takes practice to be able to spray paint furniture evenly, but it has a great result. 
The Dual went on evenly and it leaves a very glossy finish. 

 I’m in the process of etching the glass on the top of this project. Stay tuned.

Have you tried the new Krylon Dual yet? What was your opinion?

Oh, and don’t forget HGTV’s Design Star is on Tonight! I want to know your opinions of who you like the best! 

Comments

  1. I have the coffee table and end tables to match that! How many coats and cans did you have to use to cover it well? It looks good! Thanks!

  2. I just wrote a post yesterday about Dual.

    http://mylifeinpencil.blogspot.com/2011/07/opinions-count.html

    Basically I like it, the color seems to be extremely bright and the finish is smooth and glossy, however it smells so horrible and if you don't fully commit to shaking it you get less than stellar results. Also the limited color choices since it is a new product is hindering my "love" status. I'm more like than dislike at the moment though. I'm going to do another project with it tonight… so we'll see how I feel after that!

  3. Did you get yours from the company or purchase it? I've looked all over and can't find it anywhere.

  4. I live in Arkansas, home of Wal-Mart, and haven't found it in 3 stores :( All in the city/capitol too. Poo. I'll just keep checking =) Thanks!

  5. Oh, and how much is it a can?

  6. Your table looks dynamite. I just love it!!!

  7. it turned out beautiful, cant wait to see your next project.

  8. I just used this for the first time on an end table this weekend. I bought the Mandarin Orange color. One issue I had was the horrendous smell, which reminded me a bit of formaldehyde. Another problem was the way it dispersed – so much seemed to blow away in the breeze compared to how much landed on the table. I normally love the way Krylon goes on, with the directional nozzle, but this stuff just seemed to be the wrong consistency for that awesome nozzle. It was like the droplets were too small? or something. Finally, I thought it had less coverage than Krylon's regular spray paint. I used 2 cans and didn't get a solid first coat on – which negates (for me) the paint + primer in one, as I could have used a coat of primer and had a more solid orange base coat with a single can of regular Krylon spray. The cost would have been the same as well, I think. I ended up finishing my piece with a single can of Rustoleum Paprika.

    Love the idea, but I didn't love the paint as much as I wanted to.

  9. Talk about updating! It looks awesome!

  10. Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com says:

    Megan,
    They carry it at Wal-Mart.

  11. Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com says:

    Michelle,
    It took almost five cans to cover it. I am very picky though.

  12. It was really wonderful!
    I've also tried various painting and spray is the best, just do not know if this brand has in Brazil

    hptt: / / cafeecetim.blogspot.com

  13. STILL DON'T KNOW WHY I'M NOT WATCHING YOU YOU YOU ON DESIGN STAR………………. Haven't watched tonight's yet. I liked Mark, the purple room girl, the two who did the bonus room and I loved the tire coffee table…. I need to watch more though… it's so hard to tell after one episode… plus I just sit there thinking that Brooke would be WAY more FUN to WATCH!!!! ha ha… Love ya! :)

  14. I will have to try that paint, looks fab! Thanks

  15. I haven't used this yet. But I was wondering if you have found a true bright/hot pink spray paint? I have been searching in vain for MONTHS & have found nothing that is bright except for florescent pink & a small can of krylon hot pink that is like $4 for a can that is less than half the size of regular spray paint. Any suggestions? I have tried several brands/colors but nothing is giving me the bright pink I am looking for.

  16. I used it this week in black…not a fan. I think I'll stick to the regular Krylon. Your table looks fabulous! You have given me a good idea for one of mine…thanks!

  17. Classy Clutter says:

    I was soooo exited to find Dual in the stores here in New York… BUT…. it hasn't held up well… at all. Granted it is on my dining room table and chairs but I did it exactly as I've done on other Krylon spray paint projects and I'm not thoroughly impressed :( I love the idea, but don't love the paint. Maybe it'll be better when they work out the kinks if there is such a thing. I think it LOOKS good but doesn't hold up well compared to Kilz Primer and Krylon's regular spray paint which I normally use.

    Loving this entry table btw!

    XO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter
    http://www.classyclutter.blogspot.com

  18. I just used the Black; At the first spray, I immediately felt it was complete junk. I was not happy with the way the paint dispersed; droplets all over the place, including my hands. It just seemed like too much was coming out at once and although I like to work neatly, this just resulted in a big mess. I was painting a car part, more specifically a speaker box, which is about the size of a Harry Potter book. I'm disappointed.

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