Painting Tips & Techniques
Bring fun and games to life with a touch of your own creativity! ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape and a little paint will help you turn an ordinary tabletop into a built-in game board that the whole family can enjoy.
For best results, make sure you are working with a square tabletop. (We used a 16" x 16" tabletop).
Sand the table and wipe it down to remove all traces of dust.
Paint the table with your lighter base color; let it dry 24 hours.
Plan the size and placement of your board to make sure it will fit the tabletop.
Step 1: Draw & Tape Grid
Measure 2-inch squares and mark the grid in pencil. Use ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape for Delicate Surfaces to tape the grid.
Step 2: Paint First Squares
Paint the open squares with your darker color following manufacturer instructions. Gently remove the tape, then let the paint dry for 24 hours.
Step 3: Re-Tape & Finish Squares
Re-tape your grid, this time placing the tape over the new dark squares. Paint the open squares in between the tape with two coats of the dark color. Gently remove the tape after the final coat.
Note: For best results, always follow the paint manufacturer's instructions regarding recoat and dry times.
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