Metal Trash Can Cooler

Metal Trash Can Cooler

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 29th 2015

Create a summery beverage cooler out of a lidded metal container.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • painter's tape
    • 2" flat brush
    • galvanized metal container



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Wipe down the container surface with a damp paper towel to remove any dust. Optional: Tape off the handle with painter's tape to avoid getting paint on it.
    2. Paint the lid in Rouge and set aside.
    3. Instruction #2
    4. Paint the bottom of the can in Lace.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. Once the can is dry, apply the painter's tape to the sides of the can, keeping the thickness of the stripes in mind. Be sure to follow the contour and grooves of the can.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Paint the stripes in Legacy.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. Once the paint has dried, distress by lightly sanding all painted areas. If any paint has accidentally gotten on the handle, sand off.
    11. Instruction #6