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YES! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

It’s Super Easy

Check out this bed I painted in less than a day. You’re not going to believe how easy it is to transform this entire bed in less than a day.

Yes! You can Paint Wrought Iron

I have to confess… I used chalk paint on this bed. WHY? It’s easy to use, dries fast, easy cleanup and no prep. Oh Ya! And did I mention you can use it on just about any surface, even wrought iron.

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

I used about ½ a quart of paint on this entire bed. It truly goes a long way. Just rip a small piece of sea sponge and dip it into the chalk paint and start dabbing it on. NO Prep required. You may have to go over it twice to get full coverage. I like to make my own chalk paint to save money. Here’s how you can make your own chalk paint.

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

This is with one coat of paint and it already looks amazing.

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

I wanted the detail to pop a little, so I painted all the leaves and birds in a pale gold metallic paint.

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

Then, I dry brushed a little more of the chalk paint over top.

Finally, I sealed it with Aquagard gloss clear coat to protect it.

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron - After

Yes! You Can Paint Wrought Iron

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