Latex over spray paint turns into a weathered pirate theme headboard.

June 12th, 2016 in member junk     
linda_choate linda choate, contributor
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 I was able to scratch the design into the light wash of black latex paint. The highlighted white on the  skull is the paint underneath the spray paint. 
 The latex paint naturally wanted to repeal from the spray paint. It helped to create a a spontaneous weathered texture. (I think it works great for the pirate theme) 
 I was able to scratch the design into the light wash of black latex paint. The highlighted white on the  skull is the paint underneath the spray paint. 

 I was able to scratch the design into the light wash of black latex paint. The highlighted white on the  skull is the paint underneath the spray paint. 


This project was one of those, maybe it'll work projects. You know, the one that starts iffy, and you spend most of your time fixing the mistakes along the way.. Lol. Honestly though, it turned out better then expected, and I learned a neat technique.

The dreaded latex over a spray enamel. When you don't have time to sand, prime, or strip. Meh, maybe it'll stick kinda day. I started with a light wash of black latex over a blue spray paint. The laytex naturally repealed from the enamel, I just worked the brush strokes in the direction of the grain, adding layers as needed. The brush work created a spontaneous response, sometimes it would pull the paint up, sometimes it would layer on. Then I used a spoon to etch in the design. The paint scraped nicely leaving the light blue spray paint underneath as the highlights. The true tricky part was getting it to seal. I used a polyurethane spray enamel to set it, four layers, giving ample time between  coats to dry. (The more you touch with a brush the more your chances of lifting would be so a brush on sealer was out of the question.)  After much drying and layering of the sealer I applied a piece of tape and removed quickly. To my amazement It didn't pull the paint! Now it's just a matter of time to see if it will withstand the 9yr old child test. I don't think it will do much damage regardless since I was going for the sea weathered ship look. 

 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design
posted in: member junk, artwork, furniture, headboard, weathered, pirate theme

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