woo hoo! the fancy chair is now black and glossy (after 2 days & about 7 or 8 coats). i must say, he's looking mighty fine :)
i imagine there will be a couple of spots to touch up (after transporting to & from class + my skills with a staple remover have yet to be honed) but i can do that with a tiny brush (& left over spray paint maybe?) yay!