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Bananafishbones
« on: August 23, 2005 12:38:07 PM »

I have a futon bed with a wood frame.......how about painting it? I don't know if it would look ok, or how to go about painting it!
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LRS
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005 12:50:07 PM »

Sure - you can paint it.  But do the prep work or the paint will be peeling off in no time.

Wash it thoroughly.  I like a TSP cleaner like Spic and Span.  And rinse thorougly.  Murphy's oil soap is good too, but it's gentler.  So let it sit for a few minutes on any really grimy bits to loosen the grime. 

Let it dry.

If the finish is glossy, rough it up a little with sandpaper. 

You may need two coats to get a nice even coverage. 

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Bananafishbones
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2005 12:55:47 PM »

I have a zebra and leoapard theme going on, so maybe I could do some design on it or something? Maybe zebra or polka dots. But, I don't know how I'd sketch a design on the fram or what paint to use. Any ideas?
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aliasgracie
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005 01:55:26 PM »

Sorry if I'm butting in (I'm a newbie) but I have a black metal frame futon and I was thinking of painting it.  Maybe I could do zebra stripes with white contact paper.  Hmmm

Anyway if you live in Canada, General paint sells HP2000 it sticks to everything!
Sketch it on with a pencil
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005 03:41:07 PM »

For the wood frame, use the lightest color as your base, then pencil sketch your design as aliasgracie suggests.  Use a fine artist brush to outline the black zebra stripes or the polka dots and a slightly larger brush to fill in.

On the black metal frame, white contact paper would be a great way to go! 

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