Painted Deck… The Tutorial
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Once I had my sizes determined (roughly 40″x40″) I needed a large enough piece of cardboard to sketch the design on. I ended up using a water heater box that conveniently died while this was going on. I free handed the motifs on the cardboard as I liked the organic feel of the inspiration image.
Each of the motifs took two coats to get full coverage. The second coat went on much faster than the first, but I did have to wait 24 hours between each coat… love & hate oil based paint. Great durability! But also crazy stinky & takes forever to dry.
I literally did one or two motifs a day during nap time… So it took about two weeks to complete. But if you have the time & better yet a partner this could easily be knocked out in a weekend.