Originally Posted by .Jch.
I realize this thread is old as junk, but I am about to do this project using the satin black from Duplicolor. My question is approximately how many cans are needed for the paint and clear coat?
So that you don't run out in the middle of doing it I'd get 3 cans of black and 4 cans of clear. You can always return them if need be, but it sucks to run out in the middle of working.
Doing several coats of clear is going to be crucial to turn the satin black glossy that is why I suggest 4 of them.
Since you are about to do this I will stress that a long lasting, good looking finish depends on the prep work. Spend more time than you think you need to sanding every little nook and crannny. If you clean them and still see a shiny spot then sand a little more and clean again. Repeat as required before painting.
Good luck and post up pics when done.