Best Guide to Painting Rocks

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Spreading kindness can be done in so many wonderful ways, one of which is painting rocks and scattering them around for others to find. This is the best guide to painting rocks that also gives you some tips and tricks of how easy it can be done to create magnificent results.

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Steps for Painting Rocks

Start with clean rocks. If you need to clean them, make sure they are completely dry before painting.

If the desired look is a solid painted rock with a design on top, paint the base coat first. Let it dry for several hours before taking the next creative step.

For different shades of the colors, mix white.

Add letter to make words with white. It pops off the bases better than other colors.

Add designs and details with other colors. By mixing a little white in with the colors as you go, a different level of coverage happens. These are the designs on the other side of the letters.

Scatter the rocks around your neighborhood or community to create some connection, kindness and joy.

There are TONS of free printables in my Printable Library.

Other Rock Painting Ideas

These Harry Potter rocks are some of my favorites.

This article shares some really fun ways to create inspiration.

Share your painted rocks! Be sure to tag me on social media @laurakellydesigns so I can check them all out.

Cheers and Love,


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  • Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz on Apr 28, 2021

    What did you use to water proof these? I’ve been painting my rocks with cheap nail polish. I hide a couple each time my grandsons visit, they think there is a rock fairy.

  • Ginger Brady Ginger Brady on May 11, 2021

    If everyone heeds your "Stay home" message who is going to find your rocks?

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