Fast Fix: Outdoors

Painted Canvas Area Rug

Transform a basic drop cloth into a one-of-a-kind outdoor area rug with these simple steps.

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Materials Needed:

  • drop cloth
  • painter's tape
  • porch and deck paint
  • paint roller
  • roller cover
  • paint pan
  • pan liner
  • paintbrush
  • floor sealer
  • plastic sheeting
  • iron or steamer
  • level
  • pencil
  • detail brush

Protect Floor Surface

Roll plastic sheeting out over work surface. To keep it in place, place heavy objects atop all four corners.

Lay Out Drop Cloth

Unroll drop cloth to determine its condition. Get rid of any wrinkles with iron or steamer. Once drop cloth is flat and wrinkle-free, lay on top of plastic sheeting, placing heavy objects on all four corners to keep from moving.

Mark Pattern

With drop cloth laid out on long flat surface, mark pattern using pencil and level.

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