HOW TO: PAINT ENGRAVED ITEMS

Paint your insert normally.

While the paint is wet, use a thumbtack or needle to clear the paint from the engraved lines

Repeat steps for each coat of paint


HOW TO: COLOR WASH

Color washing is one of our favorite techniques. This paint technique allows the natural texture of the material to show through. On MDF, this creates a soft color with a natural flecked texture.

STEP ONE: Use your sponge to add a few drops of water to the paint on your tray.

STEP TWO: Use the sponge to apply the paint to your piece/insert

NOTE: Piece will appear darker when wet.

Adjust finish by adding more water (for more transparent look) or more paint (for more opaque look)