Begin by wiping off your frames with a damp rag to make sure the surface is clean. Use a 3-in-1 tool to gently open the paint cans and then lightly stir the paint. Use the Purdy 1" XL Dale brush to apply the first coat of paint. Be sure to read the label on your paint can to see dry time.
Martha Stewart and expert Kevin Walker recycle and refurbish old picture frames by painting them with colors in the same family.
Sand the frame lightly and clean with a damp cloth. Cover the area where you are painting with newspaper and ensure it is well-ventilated. Always follow the instructions on the back of the can. For a better finish, apply a light coat of Rust-Oleum Surface Primer and leave to dry before applying the top coat.
Painted picture frames are one of my favorite, budget-friendly DIY decor projects.. Close up of picture frame painted black and dry brushed with white chalk .
Steph had a ton of a creamy white paint left over so we decided to use that. After getting our aprons on and priming the picture frames we got to painting.