I finally painted my magnetic board. I have had it for a couple years now and could never decide what color to paint it. After much debating I painted it a magenta pink! And I LOVE it! This was also my first ever glazing project.
I picked up some wood accessories from Home Depot and used wood glue to glue them to my board. Before I painted it I used a hammer and a screw driver to beat the frame up a little bit. This step is if you are going to glaze your project then you want some dings in it to distress. Then I primed the entire board with some white paint that I had hangin around. I applied 2 coats.
After letting it dry really well I applied 2 coats of my pink paint. I chose a color from Home Depot's paint samples and had them mix me a small container of sample paint. It was plenty of paint to do the job and only cost $2.99. Sorry I have no picture of this step. Next I picked up a can of faux finish glaze, yes back to home depot yet again. The paint counter let me know that in order to tint your glaze its 3 parts glaze and1 part color. When I got home I mixed a small amount with black and began to brush it all over my frame, making sure to get it in all of the cracks. I found with glaze that there is a perfect time to wipe it back off, usually a couple of minutes is long enough. Use a damp washcloth and wipe all of the glaze back off. This step leaves black in all the cracks and dings. Make sure not to get too far ahead of yourself with the glaze because when it does dry it is really hard to get it back off. If you are not satisfied with how it looks apply another coat. I ended up doing 2 coats on mine and the last coat almost kicked my butt, almost, I was scrubbing it off pretty hard. I am glad I started out with a small project for my first time just to get the hang of it.
Then I stuck all of my crap back on the board and I was done!