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Wooden picture frames spray painted with Chalked Ultra Matte spray paint in Charcoal. After
Wooden picture frames spray painted with Chalked Ultra Matte spray paint in Charcoal. Wooden picture frames spray painted with Chalked Ultra Matte spray paint in Charcoal.

Take your picture frames to the next level with Chalked Ultra Matte spray paint. This paint lets you easily change any old or mismatched frames into like-new condition with a fresh and smooth chalked finish unlike any other. Here’s how you can make them.

  1. PREPARE: Always work in a well-ventilated area and use a drop cloth to protect your workspace from overspray. If your picture frames have a high-gloss finish, lightly scuff them with medium grit sandpaper and then wipe them down with a tack cloth. Remove the glass and photo mats from the frames. Then, use painter’s tape to mask off any parts of the frames you don’t want to paint.
  2. PAINT: Frames: Lay the frames flat on your drop cloth. Then, shake your can of Chalked Ultra Matte Spray for one minute after the mixing ball starts to rattle. Hold the can 10-12” away from the frames and spray in a sweeping motion. Apply 2-3 light coats, allowing a few minutes in between each. Then, set the frames aside to dry for four hours. Photo Mats: Place the photo mats flat on the drop cloth and shake your Universal Mist Metallic spray paint in Metallic Pearl Mist for one minute. Then, hold the can 8-12” away from the photo mats and spray with the same technique you used to spray the frames. Let the photo mats dry completely for 24 hours.
  3. FINISH: Once everything is dry, replace the glass, mats, and decorative prints in the frames. Hang the frames on your wall, making one large rectangle.