Paint an Outdoor Rug
TOM: Want to add pizzazz to your outdoor space? Why not just paint an outdoor rug? Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement minute. By painting a rug, you can create an interesting decorative element that stands up to the seasons. To get started, you’ll need a good oil-based primer and concrete floor paint.
TOM: First, prime and paint on your base color and allow it to dry well. Then, lay out a design or even just a border using rug stencils or patterns. Now, don’t use too much paint. Make sure you wipe the stencil well between each use.
LESLIE: To add a fun tassel edge, you can pick up a tassel stencil and paint the tassels in a lighter shade first. Then use a darker color and offset it from the first round of tassels to create a realistic shadow effect and a beautiful finish to your project. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.