I’m all about transforming things! Here is another painting project I did to give this little guy a fresh look! This frog has had his days in the sun and it shows. The poor thing is so faded and really needed to be updated. I always get excited when I can get my hands on projects like this. It is easy and inexpensive to do.
The paint I like to use is the Indoor/Outdoor “Apple Barrel” brand. It holds up well and has vibrant colors. I purchase at my local Walmart in the craft section.
Here he is! I am so thrilled how he turned out! I usually have to give it at least 3-4 coats of paint. It just depends on the material. The smooth parts took more coats because the paint doesn’t have anything to grab onto. I had to paint these parts in thin layers. The parts that were more rough took less coats. The paint can grab better for some reason. I don’t always know why but I’m ok with that. As long as I can figure out the technique, it good enough for me. I’m not a person who always cares how things work, I just care if it works. Haha!!
I use “Mod Podge” brand for the clear coat. It comes in 2 different ways. You can get a gloss finish or a matte finish. I prefer gloss. I like things shiny! I purchase at my local Walmart. I wait 24-48 hours before applying this onto the paint. I want to give the paint enough time to dry really well first.
I gave it 2 coats. Hopefully this protects the paint from the sun.