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In my first post about Disney Paint I chronicled how Fiona and I checked out Disney Paint by Glidden online and made a plan, before I headed out to Wal-Mart to buy the supplies. The next step, of course, was to do the painting!
I ordered wall stencils online for some fun shapes: crowns and hearts. Fiona had originally wanted stars as well but I made her narrow her choices to two, since that’s all I wanted to pay for. Well, what Fiona wants Fiona gets, apparently, because the company mistakenly sent us a crown and a star, and told us to keep the star while they rushed us a heart. Score!
I watched this video several times so that I was sure of the technique for applying the Magnificent Metallic paint.
Next, with the help of a tape measure and a level, I taped the stencils to the walls. Since the Magnificent Metallic paint needs two coats with overnight drying time in between, you have to remember that you can only use each stencil in one location at a time – you absolutely don’t want to move them between coats. You will never get them back on in the exact right place, don’t even try it. Build in enough time.
Next I opened the paint and gave it a long stir, and poured it into the tray. I saturated the brush like the instructions said, and was very careful to roll the roller in such a way that the stencils stayed in place. [I should be specific here: after saturating the brush to ensure that the paint would go on evenly, I made sure it wasn’t going to be drippy; the last thing you want is for paint to drip down under your stencil!]
The heart was easy, the crown was easy as long as I only rolled downward, and the star was manageable thanks to the little pieces of tape I slipped underneath some trouble spots. How did I know they were trouble spots? I did a dry run before I put any paint on my roller! I highly recommend doing this – don’t be surprised after you start applying the paint!
After painting the star on her door I’m planning on putting her name on there somehow, like it’s her dressing room. Not sure how yet. Thinking maybe I’ll print it out and put it in a small frame. If I can find some sparkly letter stickers, even better. I might also add some kind of jewel stickers to the top of the crown, but I’m not sure yet – I don’t want to overdo it.
The paint went on very easily and smoothly. The second coat was a little more involved since it involved two rollers – applying a bit of texture over the second coat with a sponge roller to ensure that you can’t see any lines where the paint overlaps. It was very easy to do.
It still needs to dry a bit more before I can take the stencils off, and I can’t wait to see how it turned out! Fiona’s friends are coming over when it’s all done to see it, and she’s really looking forward to showing it all off.
I’ll make sure to post pictures of the big reveal!
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