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Retro frame

Transform a humble plastic picture frame into a stylish retro feature with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 74

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Damp sponge, paintbrush, plastic picture frame, Resene Aquaclear gloss, Resene Smooth Surface Sealer, Resene testpots of Resene Allusive and Resene Gull Grey, sandpaper, small wooden stirrer.

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

Other ideas: For a rich gold effect paint the frame with one coat of Resene Porsche and two coats of Resene Bullion.

Step 1
Step one
Remove the glass and backing from the picture frame.
Step 2
Step two
Lightly sand the plastic frame to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 3
Step three
Wipe off any sanding residue with a damp sponge.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Smooth Surface Sealer to the frame and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Gull Grey to the frame and allow two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Carefully stir the testpot of Resene Allusive.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply two coats of Resene Allusive to the frame, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Aquaclear gloss to the frame, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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