Step 2: Prepare the Frame
I took apart the brown paper backing off the frame first.
I then took my pliers and removed the staples that were holding the art to the frame.
At the time, I was unsure what I was going to do about the frame hanger, so I left it on for now.
The next part to prepare the frame was to clean it and determine any rough spots using a clean, dry cloth. As I was going to paint and then distress, I didn’t want splinters while I handled the frame.
Finally, I took some painters tape and covered the original hanger that I left on there so I could spray paint the frame over my covered work space.