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Painted Sport-Themed Tailgate Cooler

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Painted Sport-Themed Tailgate Cooler
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Painted Sport-Themed Tailgate Cooler

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Enjoy the pre- and post-game activities with a cooler that's sure to score at your next tailgate.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Paprika (DA512)
  • School Bus (DA515)
  • Turf Green (DA520)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • ruler
  • 1" flat brush
  • #2 round brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • chalk pencil
  • recycled cooler


NOTE: Allow to dry between painting steps.

  1. Clean the cooler with warm, soapy water. Dry well before painting.
  2. Paint the cooler top with a 1" flat brush and Turf Green.
  3. Trace and transfer the football onto the cooler front.
  4. Use a 3/4” flat brush and Paprika to paint the football shape and Cotton Ball for stripes.
  5. Use a ruler and chalk pencil to mark off yard lines on the cooler top.
  6. Use a #2 round brush and Cotton Ball to paint lines and numbers on the top and stitches on the football.
  7. Trace and transfer all lettering.
  8. Use a #2 round brush to paint “Kick Off” and “Go Team” with School Bus. Paint “Tailgate” and “Time” with Coastal Waters.
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