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Old 06-07-2009, 08:46 AM
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Painting Rain Barrel


I bought me a plastic barrel & will make a rain barrel from it, its blue & I would like to paint it with a pretty design How does one do that so the paint will not peel off the plastic drum. I saw yours GT & they're pretty ,could u or someone fill me in on the painting technique.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:49 AM
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I'd like to know also PUD, thanks for asking that question!
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Pushin-up-Daisies View Post:
I bought me a plastic barrel & will make a rain barrel from it, its blue & I would like to paint it with a pretty design How does one do that so the paint will not peel off the plastic drum. I saw yours GT & they're pretty ,could u or someone fill me in on the painting technique.
You can get Krylon paint made especially for plastic. It works like a dream!
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:17 PM
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Ok Shirley I do have some of that but , what would u do for the free hand part. Like painting flowers etc. on it.
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Do you not think that a good craft acrylic paint would do, especially if you covered it well with Ceramcoat? I've had really good luck with that. You might lightly sand the base paint first so your flowers don't slide off.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:08 PM
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PUD, I did not want to spend much money and used the paints i have sitting around from other projects. I did buy a can of primer for plastic, and sprayed the barrels with two coats.
then I used left over house paint as base, next, with pencil I scetched the leaves and lady bugs.
The paint I used is acrylic, green, red, black and copper, all metal paints. The green I use on garden sheppard hooks, the black from the porch furniture touch up, the copper I had left from painting a metal sun dial... don't remember where the red came from... anyways,

After painting I sprayed it with a couple of coats of clear spray.

Mine are not in an area where they would get knocked on or bumped with stuff, so they are looking just like when I painted them.

Have fun painting and snap pictures to show us your finished rain barrels...

oh, I had seen one with just huge blue water drops, like it is raining... and one was done with fishies and sea weeds like an aquarium...


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Old 06-07-2009, 03:52 PM
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A little inspiration.

Painted water barrels

You can also cover with water based polyurethane. I too use the clear spray for painted crafts that will be outside. But have used the water and oil based poly for alot of stuff too.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:03 PM
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We could paint our rain barrels to look like Saba's avatar. I like that idea!
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:06 PM
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Thank you all that is to cool.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:18 PM
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thanks Shirley, love that idea
good luck to all painting rain barrels whatever u decide it to be
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:27 PM
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Thanks GT for the great advice , u'rs are so pretty. I will take pics.
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:38 PM
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Frugalgal those barrels are nice, thanks for sharing.
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