(Please note, this picture was taken many months after my painting project where the weather had not been kind to the wood. Next time more varnish will be needed!)
As I mentioned in my previous posts, I am enjoying painting so much at the moment and this mini project gave me time to practise more. This old house sign needed a repaint so out came the paints!
I started by sanding down the chipped paint and old vanish. I did this by hand using sandpaper wrapped around a wooden block which provided better grip.
Then, I repainted the insect designs using acrylic paints. I had never painted on wood before and it proved more difficult than expected due to the uneven surface. I found that it was best to apply the paint straight on without adding water and to use a small pointed brush.
Next, I applied a dark varnish to the letters.
After leaving to dry, I applied several layers of spray on clear varnish to seal the paint.