This is probably a silly question, but I thought I'd ask you lovely people anyway. I need to jazz up a wooden photo frame as part of my boyfriend's birthday present (it's destined to become a mini magnetic noticeboard for his new room at uni); unfortunately, I have no funds for wood stain but I do have acrylics to hand. Does anyone know how durable said paint would be on wood, and if I'd need to prep and/or finish it? My gut feeling is that it'll be fine, but I'd hate for it to go all cracked and horrible... Any thoughts?
Hi Louise Louisa!
You have a very nice idea there,you should publish it if you have the time.
-1st you have to sand the frame smooth&wipe away the dust with a clean,dry clean cloth.NOTE if there are holes in the wood that you want to fill,apply wood filler and leave it to dry properly before you begin sanding.Leave the hole if you think they add to the weathered look.
-2nd now you can paint your frame with two coats of acrylics in the colour of your choice.Leave the paint to dry between coats.
You can use optional a mat laquer to maintain it over the years.
But I think with just 2 coats of paint you will be fine.