DIY Celestial Wall Art project
by DIY Arabia on Oct 26, 2020
Spruce up your wall or window with this DIY Celestial Wall Art project and reach for the stars as you create your very own constellation!
Preparation: Lightly sand wooden dowel in the direction of the grain with a fine grit sandpaper. Remove sanding dust with a vacuum or tack cloth.
Apply: Work in a well ventilated area, such as a garage or outside. Apply one coat of wood stain liberally with a good quality brush or clean lint-free rag. Allow to penetrate for 2-3 minutes then remove excess stain by wiping with a rag in the direction of the grain.
Finish: Allow stain to dry for 1 hour. For added protection, apply one coat of Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane. Let dry for 2 hours.
Tip: Apply a test sample on a small inconspicuous area before proceeding with the entire job.
Preparation: If your stars are not pre-drilled, drill holes a using a 1/8” drill bit. Make sure your stars are clean and free from any dust, dirt or debris. Work in a well ventilated area, such as a garage or outdoors. Over a drop cloth or Kraft paper, shake your can of spray paint vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle.
Apply: Hold your can of spray paint 10-16" (if using Stops Rust Metallic) or 8-12” (if using Universal Metallic) from surface, spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart to avoid drips and runs.
Finish: Allow the stars to dry at least 1 hour before attaching ribbon and hanging from wooden dowel.
Approximately 2 hour.
TOOLS & SUPPLIES:
matte metallic spary paint
metallic spary paint
premium fast dry wood stain
Wooden Celestial Shapes
Drill and 1/8" bit (if shapes are not pre-drilled)
Drop Cloth or Kraft Paper
Rag (or the term you use for the cloth used to apply stain)