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Painted Letters

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DIY LOVE Wooden Block Letters After

These wooden painted letters are easy to love when you add a few coats of spray paint and glitter. Here’s how we made them:

  1. PREPARE: Set up your work space in a well-ventilated area and use a drop cloth to protect your surroundings from overspray.
  2. PRIME: Start out with a coat of primer for each letter. To apply the primer, first shake your can of  Rust-Oleum® Painter's Touch® 2X Ultra Cover® primer in Flat White for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Then, hold the can 10-16 inches away from the letters, and spray the primer in a steady, sweeping motion. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart. Be sure to cover all sides of the letters.
  3. PAINT: Now that your letters are primed, it’s time to paint your “L,” “V” and “E” letters. Shake your can of  Rust-Oleum® Painter’s Touch® 2X Ultra Cover® Gloss spray paint (we used Candy Pink) for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Then, apply 2-3 light coats a few minutes apart using the same technique you used to prime the letters. Set the letters aside to dry.
  4. GLITTER: Now, it’s time to paint the letter “O.” Shake and apply your Rust-Oleum® Glitter spray paint (we used Silver) in a similar fashion to how you applied the pink paint, except this time, hold the can 12-14 inches away from the letter. Apply multiple light coats until you’ve built up the glitter to your desired look.
  5. SEAL: Once your letter “O” is completely coated in glitter, apply Rust-Oleum® Glitter Clear Sealer to the letter with the same technique. Then, let all of your letters dry for at least an hour.
  6. GLUE: Follow the directions on your extra-strength glue’s label to attach the letter “L” to the top of the “V” and the “O” to the top of the “E.”
  7. FINISH: Let the glue dry completely before displaying.