Who doesn’t love spray paint? If there’s something easier, and quicker, to transform a project, I don’t know what it is. So I was beyond excited to try a new spray paint by Krylon. It’s paint + primer. In one can!
I couldn’t wait to give this paint + primer a try. I had been wanting to make another floorcloth. The strawberry floorcloth I painted last year has held up nicely, but I love having pops of color all over the house.
You won’t believe how simple this painted floorcloth is. Here’s all you need –
- scrap linoleum
- marking pen
- craft paper or paper bags (to make template)
- Krylon Dual Paint + Primer – Gloss Red
- Krylon Dual Paint + Primer – Gloss Green
- #10 flat paint brush
- small round brush
- White craft paint
- Dark Green craft paint
- Black craft paint
Ok, only for 15 minutes because I was anxious to try Krylon Dual. But it smoothed out nicely.
I created a watermelon template out of an old roll of wallpaper I bought to line shelves. Which still aren’t lined. But that’s another story. Then I just cut the template into two pieces – the ‘juicy’ part and the rind.
I placed the ‘rind’ template along the edge, weighted it down with spray paint cans, and sprayed Krylon Dual in Cherry Red.
So you see my template-making abilities leave a little something to be desired. A little white showing here and there, but I knew I was going to handpaint seeds anyway, so I just mixed some white and green craft paint to smooth out the edge between the meat and the rind.
And another word of caution – don’t obsess over the shape of your seeds. Not that I would do that. No, not me. I just wouldn’t want anybody else to get lost in the world of Making Perfect Watermelon Seeds.
If I hadn’t painted the seeds and rind with craft paint, I probably would’ve gone without a sealer. I think the Krylon Dual would be just fine. But I added the poly for extra durability.