How to Make Vintage Picture Frame: DIY Tips and Techniques

How to Make Vintage Picture Frame: DIY Tips and Techniques

Every vintage piece adds a unique look to your home. If you have furniture, picture frames and any other wooden or metal piece in your home that requires some added characters, antiquing is the best wat to go. Antiquing is a DIY faux-finishing technique that gives furniture or objects an aged or vintage appearance. Well, if you are also thinking of giving a vintage look to your object without breaking the bank then undoubtedly you will love this article.

In this article, we’ve come up with a step by step guide of how to give a vintage look to picture frames using chalked paint blush pink spray, which is available to buy at Rust-Oleum India.

First and Foremost:

Find a well-ventilated and dust-free environment to work in. Also, cover its surroundings with a drop cloth to protect from overspray. Now, gather all the material you will require to complete the job. Below mentioned are the things that we used to do this task, take a look!!

  • Lint-Free Cloth
  • Latex Gloves
  • Drop Cloth
  • Medium Grit Sandpaper
  • Rust-Oleum Universal Bonding Primer Spray
  • Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint Blush Pink Spray
  • Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint Matte Clear Topcoat Spray

Step 1: Preparation

Whether you are going to work with spray paint or with brush paint, proper preparation is essential to get the desired results. To do the needful, first sand the wooden frame and remove any dust or dirt with a lint-free cloth. In case you are thinking of painting any metal frames, you will need to remove any loose paint, rust or other imperfection using medium grit sandpaper. Afterward, use a lint-free cloth to wipe it away.

Step 2: Prime

Primer offers better protection to the surface being painted. To prime the surface with Rust-Oleum Universal Bonding Primer Spray, first shake the cane vigorously for one minute and make sure that mixing balls start to rattle. If not, “Do not strike spray-can and contact Rust-Oleum.” If it is going well, then hold the spray-can 10-16” away from the frames and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply 2-3 light coats with a few minutes of gap between each coat. Let the primer dry for one hour.

Step 3: Paint

As the primer is completely dry now, you can start spraying paint on the frames now. To paint the surface with Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint Blush Pink Spray effectively, follow the instruction mentioned on the side of the cane. However, the procedure of using this paint is almost similar to that of the above primer. Shake the cane for one min, hold it 10-16” away from the surface and then spray it in a steady back and forth motion. Set the frame aside to dry thoroughly.

Step 4: Distress

Once the frames completely dry, you can distress the paint for intensifying a worn vintage look. If you choose to do so, lightly sand the area you want to distress using a fine-to-medium sand paper, focusing on the edges and curves of the frame.

Step 5: Finish

After letting dry painted frames for at least 8 hours, wipe it clean using a tack cloth. Next, apply 1-2 coats of Chalked Protective Topcoat for adding durability. Allow it to dry completely and then reattach your hardware.

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