Updated: Mar 18
How to paint bare metal pieces using acrylic paint and create a one of a kind artwork
Mia Browles shared her amazing talent with us to demonstrate how she painted this cute mother and bear art piece.
Step#1 - Clean the metal
Using an alcohol pad or following our tips in the "how to clean Metal" video, clean the metal to remove any grease, fingerprints or rust inhibitor.
Step#2 - Prime
Prime your metal with one coat of paint.
Step#3 - Get some inspiration or go wild
Start painting and have fun, using simple acrylic paint
Step#4 - Fix your painting
Using gesso, matte, satin or glossy, fix your paint. Make sure to bend your metal pieces where desired (like ears, branches, etc....) beforehand.
Step #5 - Frame it
Nail down, glue down, or use magnets and position your pieces in a great display, virtually anywhere you want.
Check our metal shape store for individual pieces to buy or our curated metal kits and sets for a little creativity help.