Rust-Oleum Whimsical Wood SignBack to category
Rust-Oleum Whimsical Wood Sign
Turn a 2 x 4 into artwork!
- Time:weekend project
1Set up a spacious workspace in a well-ventilated area, such as a garage. Arrange the planks horizontally, alternating the width: 2" wide followed by 3" wide followed by 4" wide. Repeat. Nail the birch sticks to the back of the blanks for added support.
2Sand the entire surface lightly, progressing from 120-grit, to 180-grit, finishing with 220-grit sandpaper. (Tip: always sand in the direction of the grain.) Remove sanding dust between each grit of sandpaper using a lint-free cloth or tack cloth. After the 220-grit sandpaper, use a lightly dampened rag to thoroughly wipe all of the sanding dust from the wood.
3Using a clean, lint free rag, flood the entire wood surface with Sunbleached. Be generous with the amount applied. Let the stain sit for 1- 2 minutes then wipe off any excess, using a clean rag, wiping in the direction of the grain. Ensure that all excess stain is removed from the surface. Do not over-rub. Let dry overnight.
4In pencil, draw dimensional letters that spell out desired sentiment. Paint the letters in, in desired acrylic colors. Once paint is dry apply a polyurethane top coat for added protection. Allow to dry 2 to 4 hours before hanging.