Mr Buddha

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3 Hours

So I had previously painted this Buddha but he peeled and looked very sad!!!

so I decided to give him a fresh coat of paint to try put the smile back on his face!!!

I gave him a bath in vinegar and baking soda!!!

gave him a good scrub to try lift and flaky paint off him

Dried him off and he was ready for a paint.

Decided to paint him in Fusion Mineral Paint in homestead blue!

I sat him on a little cardboard box so I wouldn’t get paint on the counter while I painted around the bottom edge!!!

After I did one coat I wrapped my brush in cling film (seran wrap I think it’s also called - in Ireland we call it cling film) because I didn’t want to wash it out as I needed a second coat!!

Here’s a time lapse of me painting it!!!

First coat - done!

he needed a few hours to dry!

Close up of the second coat going on!

Here my little Buddha is - happy out with his makeover!!!!

what do you think of him?

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  • Mary Mary on Aug 07, 2021

    I love your buddha. He looks so good in that color. Great job👍️

  • GeorgiaBulldogsFan GeorgiaBulldogsFan on Aug 10, 2021

    He is definitely happy with his new color. Love the color too! I can almost hear Buddha here in the USA greeting us with “Namaste!” Great save of this piece!