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Blue chalkboard

It’s easy to create this fabulous blue chalkboard from an old framed picture and Resene Chalkboard Paint.

Resene Toys and Games with Mark Rayner - Project 29

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, old framed picture witha particleboard backing, paintbrush, pliers, Resene Chalkboard Paint - your choice of blue, Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpot of Resene Apache, Resene testpot of Resene Gold Dust , sandpaper, small paint tray and roller, small stick for stirring, Staple gun.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Double Alabaster.

Other ideas: Create a bold pink effect using Resene Chalkboard Paint in your favourite Resene pink and paint the frame with a basecoat of Resene Porsche and two topcoats of Resene Bullion.

Step 1
Step one
Carefully remove the old picture and particleboard backing.
Step 2
Step two
Lightly sand the picture frame to ‘key’ the surface and wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the picture frame and allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Apache to the picture frame and allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Carefully stir the Resene Gold Dust with a small stick or piece of wood.
Step 6
Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Gold Dust to the picture frame, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the piece of particleboard and allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Chalkboard Paint to the particleboard, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. Fix the particleboard back into the frame with staples.

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