Quick and simple method of disguising a rain barrel.
Start to finish was less than hour. We used a light and dark green Krylon Fushion paint that we obtained from:
|Select a cutting tool.|
Find some interesting plant leaves to use,
|Here are two we liked.|
|Wipe the barrel down with warm water or other cleaner. Paint will not stick to dirt very long.|
|We put our barrel on a tarp. We found working with it elevated was less stress on our back too.|
|Here are a few colors that Krylon Paint is available in.|
|Remember to wear eye safety around spray paints. The wind can blow it back on you.|
|We covered our hands with a plastic bag that the newspaper is delivered in. This pattern starts with verticle stripes like an old fashion barber pole.|
|Hold branch in place and spray a bit of paint.|
|Here's what you get with a light coat.|
|Mutipule passes around the barrel.|
|Lots more painting in random patterns.|
|Time for a new pattern to use.|
|Different plants make for greater visual interest.|
|Almost looks like crows feet.|
|Now to use a bit of a lighter color for contrast.|
|Here's what that looks like.|
|Finished barrel is dry in about 15 minutes.|
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For those of you that want to paint pictures on your barrel, first prime it with Zinser 1-2-3 (blue can) and follow with a coat of interior/exterior grade acrylic paint for a base coat.