I have a quick tip to share with you today. Ever try to mask off a circle using painter's tape? Yeah, its not fun. I came up with a little trick that works much better.
I have this little table clock that my mom "antiqued" several years ago. I decided it was time for a quick update.
The first step is to determine the size of the circle. The best way to do this would be to use a compass, but if you don't have one, look around the house for something the same diameter. It will work fine.
Now, here's the secret. Trace the circle on a piece of contact paper. The contact paper will take place of painter's tape.
Pull back about 1/3 of the paper backing. Starting along one edge, align the circle and pull the rest of the backing off as you smooth the contact paper down.
Now, rub like crazy. Make sure all your edges are smoothed down and you don't have any gaps.
Now you can spray or brush almost any coating without fear of bleeding.
You can see in the photo that I still have some paint nibs that I need to sand, but the face is looking great.
So do you have a mirror or clock around your house in need of an update? Dig up some contact paper, bust out some paint and voila!
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