Step By Step Instructions On Painting Beads
Beads on beadsbarn can be painted using many different styles of paint. But, you need to be careful when completing the paint job on beads, because the finish will need to be durable, if you want your beads to last. It is important that you use special preparation techniques, or your paint job can start to flake off as time goes by.
Also, when painting beads you need to pay close attention to the type of material that your beads are made from. Beads can be made from a variety of different materials, which include wood, glass, plastic, metal and even stone. Therefore, you will need to choose a specific type of paint that works well with the composition of your bead.
Painting Bead Instructions
1. Wash the bead that you will be painting off with a mixture of dish soap and water. Dry the beads using a towel.
2. Grab out a piece of sandpaper, and start to sand the bead down. Make the bead somewhat rough, so it will be easier for you to hold it in your hand during the painting process. If the beads are made from glass, wood, metal, or stone materials you can skip the sandpaper step.
3. Move yourself to a ventilated area, or outside of your home. Start applying the paint that you have to the outer surface of the beads, make sure you have a cloth laid down, just in case any paint drips off during the application process.
4. Apply a latex primer to the outer surface of the beads. Make sure that the primer can is at least eight inches from the beads during the application process. You will not need to prime glass beads, if you are painting them. Do not move the beads for at least four hours, to allow them to dry.
5. Apply some spray enamel to the outer surface of the bead. Wait an additional six hours for the enamel to dry entirely.