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.
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.
How to paint and design a blackboard clock
Lightly sand the face of the clock to ‘key’ the surface. Wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry
to the face of the clock and allow to dry for two hours.
Apply two coats of Resene California
to the face of the clock, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
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.
Mask off wedge-shaped sections, as shown, to represent the remaining numbers around the clock face.
Before the second coat is fully dry, remove the masking tape. Allow paint to dry.
Write in the numbers around the clock face with white chalk, as shown.