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How to Spray Paint Your Wall Clock

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Here’s an easy way to upgrade just about any wall clock: spray paint it with metallic! Here’s how we took these old wall clocks from outdated to chic with just a few coats of paint.

  1. PREPARE: Setup your workspace in a well-ventilated area and cover your work area with a drop cloth to protect it from overspray. Mask off the face of the clock with painter’s tape and masking paper to keep it free of paint.
  2. PRIME: To ensure that the metallic paint gives you optimal coverage, you’ll first want to prime the clock. To start priming, shake your can of Ultra Cover 2x Primer Spray for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Then, hold the can 10-16” away from the clock and spray 2-3 coats in a sweeping motion, allowing a few minutes in between each coat.
  3. PAINT: Now that your clock is primed, you’re ready to start painting. Shake your can of Metallic spray paint in Gold or Silver for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Then, spray in a back-and-forth motion, holding the can 10-12” away from the clock at all times. Apply two or more light coats to the clock, allowing a few minutes in between each.
  4. FINISH: Set your clock aside to dry completely for 24 hours. Once your clock is dry, re-hang it and enjoy.