Repainting ?


what kind of brushes should I use to repaint this. I bought this at Lowe’s many years ago and as you can see the weather has faded the paint.

q repainting
q repainting
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  • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Aug 07, 2020

    Hi Judy, you can use any type of brush that you feel comfortable with. Since it is fairly narrow, I would use a 1" brush. If you need more info on brushes you can find it here...

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 07, 2020

    Hi Judy, you can use acrylic paint on this ,just make sure it is clean before you start, once you finish, you can put a clear coat on it, to preserve it. Hope this helps you out!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 07, 2020

    I would use a 1"-1.5" synthetic brush with an angled bristle, those are my favorites. They get into small spaces that a flat bristled brush can't. Acrylic paint with a clear coat would be the preferred finish to protect your project. Best to you, so adorable and a fun project.

  • I like angled brushes for getting into the crevices.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 07, 2020

    I would purchase a set so you can get several different sizes!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 07, 2020

    I am a big fan of Wooster and Purdy brushes but for that, I think spray paint would work better.

  • Em Em on Aug 07, 2020

    Any batch of craft brushes would work. Buy a package of multiple sizes with very fine ones for detail work. Give it several coats of spray clear poly when thru. Spray paint will not get you any detail work.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Aug 07, 2020

    Use a paint brush that has a edge so you can get into the corner

  • Betsy Betsy on Aug 07, 2020

    Hi Judy: That's really cute :) I'd use a couple sizes of bristle brushes. The brushes you get at the dollar store are just fine and sometimes come in a 3 pack. I'd use the wider ones on the top and the smaller one on the bunny. You might even want to buy a smaller brush for that area. A good thing to do is to wash the item so it is completely clean, and let it dry a couple of days in the sun so that the areas that are hard to get to dry out, too. Other than that, you're good to go :) Good Luck

  • I would say it all depends on the paint you are going to be using.

  • You can use pretty well any brush that you feel comfortable using.

  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 08, 2020

    Hi Judy. I would use a 1" brush with angle for the top. Then smaller brush for the detail work on the bottom portion. That little bunny is so cute. Have fun when you paint it. I would add 2 coats of sealer after it is painted since it will live outside.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Aug 08, 2020

    If you use a fabric paint brush (usually white bristles) those are fine and the brush strokes are harder to see

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Aug 08, 2020

    you could buy foam brushes (they have them at dollar tree) and then throw them away once you are done and I love this with the bunny on the bottom -

  • I'd get a few different brushes... a detail brush that is smaller for corners, maybe a foam brush for the larger areas, etc. I'd look at Hobby Lobby, Michaels or Joanns.

  • William William on Aug 09, 2020

    I would use some cheap chip brushes. 1", 1 1/2" and 2". You don't need expensive or special brushes.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Aug 11, 2020

    I would use outdoor paint and a good sealer when you are done painting your sculpture. You can get packs with many different sizes of brushes for just a few dollars at Walmart or craft stores that would work for your project.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Aug 31, 2020

    I would for sure add some color ! Super cool project to have

  • Dee Dee on Nov 08, 2021

    I have just finished painting 3 outdoor plaster ornaments. 2 of them I used acrylic paints and used artist brushes. That being said I also sprayed with Lacquer top coat. 3 coats. The other looked like yours. I primed it with Rustoleum Primer, then painted it all one color with Rustoleum. You do not need a top coat with Rustoleum. I have painted this fountain many times.