Cooler Painting Tutorial – Cooler painting

Cooler Painting Tutorial is part of Cooler painting, Sorority coolers, Painted fraternity coolers, Fraternity coolers, Formal cooler ideas, Frat coolers – Happy Monday everybody! I wanted to start the week off with a fun craft post! A really popular thing to do in college now, is to paint coolers as gifts for people I have done 3 so far, and while they are by no means perfect, I have learned how to do them pretty quick and easy and want to share with you all the details! TOOLS PaintI usually buy mine at Walmart, or if I am buying them at a craft store I print coupons so that I save money (paint can add up!) Paint PensThese are so expensive, so i usually only buy a few in colors that I know I’ll be using a ton For the cooler featured, I bought black and white White Paint Primer Paint BrushesI usually buy the cheap variety pack at Walmart Tracing Paper or Sharpies Sand Paper or Electric Sander Modge Podge or another preferred sealant STEP 1 First, plan what you want for each side With my first cooler, I only knew what I wanted on one side and just started painting I ended up being unhappy with the finished product STEP 2 Sand the cooler! It is so tempting to skip this step, however sanding the cooler allows it to absorb the paint better I prefer using an electric sander because it saves SO much time STEP 3 After sanding the cooler, wipe it down with a damp cloth, then let it air dry For the primer, I usually buy a white paint primer spray paint that is made for outdoor furniture Two to three coats is best It usually takes a bottle and a half of the primer The primer should have instructions on it, but typically further away is better, and you want thin, even coats STEP 4 This is where the tracing paper or sharpies come in If you are not comfortable free handing your chosen designs, these are a life saver Print out your design (TIP sometimes the design needs to span across multiple sheets of paper to fit your cooler correctly) If you are using tracing paper, tape the tracing paper to your cooler, and then the design on top Then, all you have to do is start tracing away! If you are using a sharpie, tape the design onto the cooler and trace it with the sharpie With this method, the ink bleeds through leaving the design on the cooler STEP 5 PAINT! Try to let each coat completely dry before you start on your next coat, or it can come out sloppy STEP 6 I love to use Modge Podge to seal my coolers I have heard there are a lot of better ones out there, but it has always worked great for me I like about 5 coats Annnnddd you are done! This is such a fun project either for you or someone else If you are having trouble figuring out what to paint, look at Pinterest or Facebook has lots of cooler painting groups

We hope this pictures will give you some good ideas for your project, You can see another items of this gallery. The Ultimate Cooler Painting Guide - Cooler painting, I’m Back! More crafts to come soon! - Sorority letters painted.