Painting A Picture Frame With Metallic Paint

I have a picture frame that is in pristine condition, but I did not like the writing on it.  Thus, I decided to paint over it with metallic paint.

I used metallic bronze paint to cover up writing on a picture frame.
I used metallic bronze paint to cover up writing on a picture frame.

The bronze metallic paint did not cover-up the writing completely because I only added three layers, but if you add more, and several different colors of paint, the frame could be given an interesting effect. I like the metallic color, and decided to keep the frame a bit more simple.  Here is how I painted the picture frame.

Cover the table with newspaper before painting.
Cover the table with newspaper before painting.

 

Add a couple of layers of metallic paint and let these dry according to the directions on the bottle.
Add a couple of layers of metallic paint and let these dry according to the directions on the bottle.
The picture frame with the photograph of Irina the cat might look nice sitting on a shelf
The picture frame with the photograph of Irina the cat might look nice sitting on a shelf
I decided the Irina the cat photograph looks best hanging on the wall next to my colored pencil drawing of an acorn.
I decided the Irina the cat photograph looks best hanging on the wall next to my colored pencil drawing of an acorn.

The video illustrates how I painted the frame with the metallic bronze color.

2 Replies to “Painting A Picture Frame With Metallic Paint”

  1. I like the gold metallic paint on the picture frame. Was the writing carved or burned onto the frame? I like the embossed effect that the metallic paint gives the writing.

    1. I think the words were burned onto the frame. You are right how the paint gives it an embossed effect. I think adding more layers of paint would obscure the writing a bit more, but I like how it turned out.

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