Updating a gold frame
Paint and spray paint are the best options for quick and dramatic results!
The frame project started with my bedroom makeover a few months ago. Plus I’ve updated a few pieces of artwork, but even if you do a direct comparison it makes all of the artwork look better and frankly higher end.
It covers beautifully, but dries EXTREMELY slowly which means letting it dry overnight between each coat.
Instead I am recommending Krylon spray paint for this project and the champagne gold color was perfection!
This will remove any excess dirt and oils from the metal and allow the paint to adhere smoothly.
Next I simply painted on both sides with two coats of my Rust-Oleam Metallic Flat Soft Iron Spray Paint.
Once the primer was dry, I started applying the paint! I chose satin instead of gloss because I wanted a mostly matte surface to give the frame a vintage-y look.
The candle holders only needed one coat, but there were a lot of tricky little nooks and crannies, so I did have go to back and fill in the places I missed.
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This is a 5 in 1 paint tool that does more than scrape!
Plus I know we all shop on Amazon and have leftover cardboard, so that part is easy!
In this picture the paint looks a bit on the white side but it is actually a light-medium gray (Valspar Shoreline Haze 6008-1B) that was left over from my Amazingly Real Stenciled Brick Feature Wall.
After all my painting was done I let everything air dry overnight before reassembling and adding in my two vintage road maps. After all the moves and all the houses we’ve lived in.