Painting frames: Time: 35 minutes Materials: picture frame, acrylic paint, gold spray paint, primer 1. If the wood on your frame is treated with a paint or sealer, acrylic paint on its own will bubble & not stick 2. I sprayed the frame with a coat of white primer. After it dried, I was able to apply the acrylic paint without any issues. 3. Tape of the sections of the frame you’d like to paint gold.