BASIC TOOLS

Each project will use different tools but these basic tools are great for any DIYer to have on hand!

You can find these tools at most box stores or craft stores. Or you can purchase some tools through us!

PAINTING

Many of our products come unfinished, allowing you to personalize your project and select the paint colors that are perfect for your home and style. 


You can really use any paint that you are comfortable with to paint your DIY Projects. However, we have found that some paints work better for different parts of your project.


Below we go into more detail about each of these parts and which paints work best for them.

PAINTING INSERTS AND LARGE PIECES

Painting the insert for your frame, or larger Bits & Pieces is best done with water based paint. This can be craft paint, latex paint, or, our personal favorite, chalk paint made with BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder and latex paint. 

We find that this combination gives us the best selection of color and a great finish that elevates our DIY projects.


To make BB Frösch mixed chalk paint, you will need 3 things:

BB FRÖSCH CHALK PAINT POWDER   |   FLAT LATEX PAINT   |   WATER


For our latex paint, we love to get small sample jars from the hardware store. We can select from the hundreds of swatches in store, or we can even have them color match something we are inspired by.


We have a great selection of BB Frösch products you can buy through our website.

If you'd like to get started with BB Frösch, we recommend the Crafter's Essentials Kit.

CRAFTER'S ESSENTIALS KIT

Includes:

BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder

Clear Wax | Dark Wax

4 oz. Mixing Jar | 1 Round Sponge

1 Wax Cloth | 1 Huck Cloth

1 Wire Whisk | 1 Tablespoon

PAINTING LETTERS, WORDS, AND SMALL PIECES

We like using spray paint to get in all the nooks and crannies of letters, words, and small pieces.

However, color options are more limited with this option, so we may still opt to use a brush and paint for these pieces.


Here are a few of our tried and true spray paint favorites:

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PAINTING OR STAINING YOUR FRAME

We have used multiple methods for finishing our frames. We will outline them below!

  • PRE-STAINED FRAME
  • BRUSH + PAINT
  • FAUX STAIN
  • TRADITIONAL STAIN