Color Saturated: How To Make a Wood Stain from Regular Paint - this would be great for unfinished wood frames or homemade art frames.
If you need your paint job to be durable, go with polycrylic. Polycrylic is great because it's durable like Polyurethane, but it doesn't yellow over time and it's really low-odor. To apply your polycrylic, just brush it on with a high quality paint brush. I did 2 coats, allowing it to dry for several hours in between.
Spray paint out of an aerosol can actually act differently than latex paint out of a can. Here are some tips to getting better results with spray painting your furniture. Plan on a Clear Coat With Larger Surfaces - Spray paint can produce an even finish when painting surfaces like chairs and smaller …
3 Fun Painting Techniques for Furniture (way easier than it looks!)