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Decorating Plastic Buckets

How can I decorate plastic buckets? My dear husband collects buckets from restaurants, and now I have too many. I want a way to decorate them to sell.

Frances from Charleston, WV

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September 28, 20070 found this helpful

I am not sure what material the buckets are made of but if they are of the soft vinyl (like many waste baskets and mop buckets):

Rough the surface with steel wool or sandpaper and spray with a primer. (You can use a brush primer but that is much harder to get a smooth finish)

Numerous light coats so it doesn't drip!

You can then paint with any latex or acrylic paint. Many companies now produce stencils (try a search engine) for faster production or buy some tubes of acrylic art paints.

You should then apply a clear coat (urethane) to protect the design.

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August 19, 20160 found this helpful

I wanted something simple from stuff I could have at home.

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May 8, 20130 found this helpful

How do I decorate a plastic bucket? I am looking for a kids craft.

By Ayesha

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