This sounds a little strange (even to me) but here goes.
I have a fireplace mantel that is coated with a pigmented lacquer. I
have constructed a surround that I now need to match. I have a enough
lacquer for a couple of coats, so I think the base needs to be tinted
toward the finish coat cover.
So... the idea is to put down a base coat of latex enamel in the same
color as the top coat. The question is, will this work? Is there any
nasty interaction between the lacquer and the latex enamel?
I really would like to avoid refinishing the mantel, and getting a new
batch of lacquer is ikely to be fruitless. I am no good at matching
colors, and neither are the local paint stores.
Any thoughts / ideas ?