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Marker board

Transform an old picture frame and piece of glass into this colourful marker board.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 86

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloths, Methylated spirits, Old picture frame with fitted glass, Paintbrush, Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpots of Resene Galliano and Resene Wild Thing, Resene testpot roller, Sandpaper.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Dutch White.

Other ideas: For a fabulous blue marker board paint the glass with Resene Anakiwa and the frame with Resene Half Resolution Blue.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the picture frame to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 2
Step two
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 3
Step three
Spot prime any areas of bare wood with Resene Quick Dry and allow two hours to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Wipe clean both sides of the glass with methylated spirits and allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Turn the frame and glass over so it’s face down and cut in around the edge of the glass with Resene Wild Thing.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the remainder of the glass with Resene Wild Thing using the testpot roller. Allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply a second coat of Resene Wild Thing to the glass and allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Turn the frame and glass over and paint the frame with two coats of Resene Galliano, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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