Give an Outdoor Pouf an Easy Beachy Update
Easily give a plain-Jane outdoor ottoman a beachy upgrade with a nautically inspired stencil and exterior paint.
- outdoor pouf
- exterior acrylic paint
- compass and alphabet stencils
- stencil brush
- plate or paint palette
- painter's tape
Secure Compass Stencil
Once you determine where the compass design will be positioned, tape it into place.
To avoid paint leaking under the edges of the stencil, lightly load the brush then "pounce" paint onto the stenciled design. Be sure to hold the brush perpendicular to the stencil and apply paint by touching the brush to the surface rather than dragging it along as you typically would when painting. (Image 1). Add paint along the edges and work toward the inside of the compass stencil (Images 2 and 3). Tip: If your design requires multiple stencils, be sure to allow the paint to fully dry between steps.
Allow to dry, then remove painter's tape and stencil (Images 1 and 2).
Hold the letter stencil in place and fill in with navy paint using the same perpendicular, pouncing technique (Image 1). Repeat until north, south, east and west headings are complete. Allow paint to full dry before use (Image 2).