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Blackboard clock

It’s easy to turn a humble wall clock into a bright and funky feature with a little bit of help from Resene.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 30

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Chalk, Clean cloth, Lid from a Resene testpot, Low-tack masking tape, Paintbrushes, Pencil, Resene Blackboard Paint, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene California, Resene Quick Dry, Ruler, Sandpaper, Wall clock

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

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the face of the clock to ‘key’ the surface. Wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the face of the clock and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 3
Step three
Apply two coats of Resene California to the face of the clock, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Use the testpot lid to draw a circle at each of the ‘12’, ‘3’, ‘6’, and ‘9’ o’clock positions on the face of the clock.
Step 5
Step five
Mask off wedge-shaped sections, as shown, to represent the remaining numbers around the clock face.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the circles and masked off sections with two coats of Resene Blackboard Paint, as shown.
Step 7
Step seven
Before the second coat is fully dry, remove the masking tape. Allow paint to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Write in the numbers around the clock face with white chalk, as shown.

Other ideas: Use a combination of Resene Turbo with Resene Blackboard Paint (green, pink and blue) to create a brightly coloured clock for a child’s playroom.

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