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Here’s an easy way to update a scale: paint it with MudPaint! The great thing about painting scales – just like old vintage trays, books, lamps, lampshades, large grandfather clocks and even small clocks! – is that it’s easy and inexpensive to do with MudPaint . Here’s how this old scale went from outdated to chic. You can easily and inexpensively repaint a scale with MudPaint.
Begin by deciding the look you want. What MudPaint color do you love?
Do you want to distress? If so, do you want the original finish to show or no? If no, decide to paint two coats. Paint the first coat a darker shade like MudPaint’s Charcoal. After it dries, apply vaseline to the areas you don’t want the second coat to adhere too and paint the second coat a lighter shade. When slightly dry, use a damp rag over the areas that you applied vaseline too. You can also skip the vaseline and lightly sand once the second coat is dry to reveal the darker first coat in areas.
Okay, so you got your MudPaint color and you have decided on a distressed look or a solid color. Here’s how you easily repaint a scale!
Step 1: Prep your scale by cleaning it with a damp rag. Allow to dry.
Step 2: If there is existing paint and it’s chipping, lightly sand with our Rad Pad Sander to smooth the surface.
Step 3: Dust with a clean rag.
Step 4: If you desire a distressed look, apply a thin layer of vaseline to the areas you don’t want paint to adhere too. Or you can skip the vaseline and sand the edges once dry.
Step 5: Apply MudPaint with your brush. If distressing with vaseline, allow to dry slightly (MudPaint dries quickly. So check in about 10 – 15 minutes.) Then use a damp rag to wipe over the areas where you applied vaseline.
Step 6: For a rustic chippy look, use a blow dryer over the areas you want to chip. It will only take a few minutes to see the paint bubbling.
Step 7: Allow to dry. If desire a distressed look and you did not use vaseline, sand the edges.