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Gilt picture frame

Transform an old ornate picture frame into a golden masterpiece with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 94

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, old ornate frame (ours was wooden), paintbrush, Resene Aquaclear gloss, Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpots of Resene Bullion and Resene Porsche, sandpaper, screwdriver.

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

Other ideas: Old frames like this also look great painted with Resene SpaceCote Flat – try a fresh white such as Resene Alabaster.

Step 1
Step one
Carefully remove the hanging device from the back of the frame.
Step 2
Step two
Remove the old picture and backing board.
Step 3
Step three
Carefully sand the picture frame and wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the frame and allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Porsche to the frame and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Bullion to the frame and allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply a second coat of Resene Bullion to the frame and allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear to the frame, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next. Refit with a new picture and reattach the hanging device.

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