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October 21st, 2007, 07:39 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
I've done this for two of my cousin's. I also bought the pre-painted white letters. With the first set of letters I made, I used arcylic paint and hand painted them, in my honest opinion, that was a huge waste of time and a pain in the butt. I used spray paint on the second set of letters and finishing them went by a lot faster.
Hand painting them took me about 9-10 coats to get the smooth look. With the spray paint, I propped the letters up on two pieces of wood, sprayed each side maybe 3 times, letting it air dry 20 minutes between sprays and I got the smooth look and texture as well. Of course, I did this outside on the back deck.
I also added little stickers as well, I got those at Michael's too, along with the finishing spray, which had a glitter finish to it.
Here's the letters I painted by hand:
And on her wall:
Hope this helps!!!
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