How to repaint a picture frame

Carolyn dibella
by Carolyn dibella
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I have a beautiful picture within a glossy white frame. I would like to change color of frame. Would acrylic paint work?
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  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 07, 2016
    I had some frames that I wanted to change the color off. As long as you prep the wood by sanding them and wiping them off the acrylic paint will work fine. Have fun with it.

  • Dee Dee on Jul 07, 2016
    Acrylic paint does work, but much easier to spray paint. With spray paint you do not have to seal.

  • Jk jauhari Jk jauhari on Jul 07, 2016
    A better idea for sandy finish. Spread some glue on the frame and then sprinkle coarse sand. Let it dry and then apply oil/acrylic paint with spray gun/ brush/ foam. You will love coarse texture. You may also use straw/ saw dust/thread pieces in place of sand

  • Crystal Meyer Griffith Crystal Meyer Griffith on Jul 07, 2016
    If it has glossy finish now, you will need to roughen that up to allow new paint to stick. 2 Ways to do this. One is to hand sand it with sandpaper. The other is to get a can of a liquid de-sander. Most any paint center will have this product. It roughens the glossy surface chemically. Less work. Follow instructions to re-paint the frame.

  • Rebecca Platt Rebecca Platt on Jul 07, 2016
    I agree with the spray painting. I have painted dozens of frames. Just lightely sand and have at it. Good luck

  • Spray would work great. However you should prime it first to make sure that the paint adheres to the glossy surface. You can buy primer in a spray form too. Also if you want to skip that step, you could lightly sand it and paint it with chalk paint (I use Annie Sloan).

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 09, 2016
    The most important thing with any painting project is your prep. If you do that right you'll have better results. Sand, prime, paint & protect it to make it last.