Painted rain barrels

How to Paint a Rain Barrel

Follow These Steps to Paint Your Rain Barrel: 

1. Roughen the surface with sandpaper or a sanding sponge.  

2. Wash off well with vinegar and water.  

3. Let dry thoroughly.  

4. Apply two to three coats of exterior latex primer.  

5. Sketch and paint design with exterior acrylic paints, such as household exterior latex paint.  

6. Seal with two to three coats of polyacrylic latex sealant. Make sure coats dry thoroughly between applications.  

7. Share your rain barrel with us! Submit an image or video of your rain barrel and we'll send you a FREE t-shirt for being a Fresh Coast Guardian.

stack of painted rain barrels