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Renovation of an old frame

Found in an attic, peeling varnish, damaged wood, tarnished gilding, this old frame can nevertheless find its place on the wall of the living room. A little patience and thoroughness will be enough to restore it.

Necessary material

  • very fine grain sandpaper
  • brush

Work of plastic paste

Apply the plastic paste

Apply the plastic paste

1. Application of the small roll of plastic paste. This "plaster" must then be allowed to dry for a few hours. It will take the appearance of wood and work as such.

Sand the dough

Sand the dough

2. Once dry, the plastic paste is worked using gouges usually used for linocuts. Then comes a light sanding with very fine grit sandpaper (400).

Gilding and varnishing

Paint with water paint

Paint with water paint

3. In principle, gilding requires a red background. This is obtained using a paint with water to brush. Once dry, the paint is matte.

Pass the wax

Pass the wax

4. The gilding is obtained with a special wax that is allowed to dry for ten minutes. Then, using a soft cloth, it is polished to the desired shine.

To pass a layer of varnish

To pass a layer of varnish

5. Finally, a layer of varnish will make it all more resistant and easier to dust. For a certain patina, use aging varnishes and crackers.

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Renovation of an old frame: plastic

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