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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Apply Base Color

Insert pan liner into paint pan, then pour in base paint color. Add roller cover to paint roller, then dip into paint. Depending on preference, a paintbrush will work just as well. Apply base coat to larger, taped-off areas of drop cloth.

Add Accent Colors

Once base color has dried, apply accent colors between taped-off areas using paint roller or paintbrush. If paint has bled past marked lines, touch up using detail brush.

Remove Tape and Seal

Once paint has dried, remove painter's tape, touching up any tears or rips along the way. Add pan liner to paint pan, pour sealer into pan liner, then dip roller into paint. Cover entire surface of drop cloth evenly.

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