I wish I would have taken a true "before" picture after only one coat of paint, but here, I've already done a second coat of the red, gold and white. Now look at those colors in comparison to the silver bakkground color. It's much more vivid and smooth. In order to create an attractive product, I have to do some extra work. Here's what it looks like with two coats of paint.
You know what? This is a crappy photo! You know what else? I'm not getting up to take another one until I'm finished with the whole thing. Anyway, you can still tell the difference between the single and double coats of paint. I'm not done with this particular piece yet, or the other one I started, but this is what I was doing all day. It takes forever. Then you have to wait for it to dry in between coats. If this was done on white, I would have been done with them both. So, that's why I charge more for a blakk item than a white one. And honestly, after yesterday, I don't think it's enough more and I plan on correcting that. Blakk items cost more than white ones. I use more paint and spend more time working on them than white. Oh the travesty.