I can’t believe I haven’t posted this project before!
I found this green bucket at Goodwill for $4.99. The tag says 2013, so I had it for quite a while before I painted it. Not knowing what to do with it at the time, I held onto it!
Years ago I was in a group with Rust-oleum. Every once in a while I was chosen to sample a product and give feedback on the product used. This Transformation Kit was one of the products I received.
Not being a fan of the color green on this bucket, I decided to try this product out. It is a bright, cheery lemon yellow.
The Transformation Kit included the instructional pamphlet, deglosser, bond coat, decorative glaze, protective topcoat, decorative glazing clothes, scrub pad, and stir sticks.
Step 1, clean and degloss the tub, and let it dry. I did this step twice because I didn’t think it deglossed the tub enough.
Step 2, Apply the bond coat. The lemon coloring. This step took eight coats. The first coat took quite a while to dry but each coat after was a faster drying time.
The paint or bond coat is very watery and I didn’t like how many coats were needed for coverage.
I skipped step 3 – Decorative Glaze. This didn’t affect how the paint was set up or dried. Just part of the decorative process if you wanted it!
Step 4 was applying the protective topcoat. I ended up putting 3 coats on. This actually seemed thicker than the paint. It dried fairly quickly.
painting the inside
I painted the inside of the tub with Chalk paint in Linen White by Rust-oleum. I had no problems with this paint sticking to the inside! It took me three coats!
Overall I love the lemon color. However, I did not like that it took me about a week to paint this tub.
If you don’t mind the drying time and all of the steps you have to take then this paint is for you. I personally think that chalk paint or spray paint would have been much faster. However, I do love the color!
My daughter loved it and as you can see, she put a couple of pillows and a blanket in it. She still has it and loves it years later!
What do you think?
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