I roughly brushed it onto the detailed parts of the frame (and this frame had a lot of those, making the glazing technique perfect for it), and then took a cloth and wiped away the excess. Side note: I actually used the same technique and color for the Paint Swatch Calendar that is also in the playroom. I used the eggshell paint (without the glaze) and a very steady hand to paint the cloth strip in the middle of the frame. I suppose I could have used painter’s tape, but I like a challenge.
After preparing the frame, I set out to paint the wall. I used painter’s tape to make a rectangle the size of the inside of the frame and applied three coats of magnetic paint (after two coats, magnets still weren’t sticking!) and two coats of blackboard paint. Of course, I waited until each layer completely dried before painting the next.
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