Painting Frames: A Learning Process

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: picture frame, acrylic paint, gold spray paint, primer

How to Paint Picture Frames | The Crafted Life

How to Paint Picture Frames | The Crafted Life
1. If the wood on your frame is treated with a paint or sealer, acrylic paint on its own will bubble and not stick (see above). Don’t worry though— there is a solution!

How to Paint Picture Frames | The Crafted Life
2. After wiping off the paint with a paper towel and reevaluating my color choice, I sprayed the frame with a coat of white primer. After it dried, I was able to apply the acrylic  paint without any issues.

How to Paint Picture Frames | The Crafted Life
3. Tape of the sections of the frame you’d like to paint gold. A few layers of paper will help cover the parts of the frame you’d like to remain untouched.

How to Paint Picture Frames | The Crafted Life

How to Paint Picture Frames | The Crafted Life