**This project is in partnership with Colorshot spray paint + Walmart 🙂 But all opinions are 100% my own!
OKKKAY! I am *SO DARN* excited about this project….it’s checks off both the “looks pretty” box and “super functional” box….because DUH, what little pup doesn’t need/want a colorful pup house?? 🙂
ANNND this spray paint from Colorshot is juuuuuuuust awesome for this colorful dog house – it’s super pigmenty (yes, that’s a word for how saturated it is) and it’s SOOOO easy to control the spray 🙂
- A variety of Colorshot spray paints! 🙂 The colors I used are listed below!
- Painters tape
- A wooden dog house that needs a splash of color (doesn’t have to be new….but I bought a Trixie Dog Kennel from Walmart and it was PERFECT (and 100% wood) 🙂
- optional sand paper
1. Unbox your doghouse or gather the one that you will up-cycle or use! 🙂 I ordered mine from Walmart and it’s GREAT QUALITY – it’s the Trixie Dog Kennel, size Medium (ya know, don’t want to squash Norman the pug’s little dreams by making it too small although I could have gotten away with the smaller size if I wanted to)! 🙂 This dog house is all wood with real shingles too 🙂 #winwin
I opened the instructions as I unboxed and got an idea for how the dog house would be assembled so that I could lay out my Colorshot spray paint colors!
2. The Colorshot spray paint colors I used were (in order from bottom to top):
- layered 2-3 coast of Princess Cut on top of Cosmo (for a lighter purple/pink color)
- Summer Pedicure
- Vintage Lace
- 1 coat of Emoji over top of 2 coats of Orange Slice for a more mustardy/orangish/yellow
- Extra Guacamole
- Island Girl
- Princess Cut
- *repeat this pattern over again if necessary 🙂
- I also used white matte primer with Bubble Bath for the edges.
- I used white house paint for the roof shingles.
3. Optional – to give your dog house a quick sand paper scrub – I actually didn’t do this as it was brand new and already “raw” cedar wood 🙂
4. Bring your dog house parts/pieces to a well ventilated area to start spray painting. Tape off the bottom black “feet” (I couldn’t find a way to remove them and I didn’t want them painted)
I first did the “edge” pieces of the doghouse (the side “outline” or edge parts on each part). I did this first so that I didn’t have to worry about overspray with these portions later on.
5.. After the edges are dry, tape off the edge parts that you just sprayed to protect them from getting color sprayed. Then begin to tape off each row or stripe on your dog house and start with one color and work your way up the doghouse using each color that you’ve selected 🙂 Tear off the tape after each row and then tape again before spraying again – you will essentially just move your tape rows up as you go – also, feel free to reuse tape as it remains sticky…I do it allllll the time and it works wonders and saves some cash on the amount of tape you have to purchase 🙂
Here are a few tips when spray painting your dog house:
- shake SHAKE SHAKE before spraying to be sure it’s good and mixed – the color in this stuff is AWESOME, but the paint won’t mix all the way without a good shake! Get those dance moves on! 🙂
- Don’t be afraid to give a few coats to each color – Colorshot covers AMAZINGLY and I love the spray nozzles on these paint cans – the range is GREAT! I used 2-3 coats of color for each row.
- When you are layering colors, be sure that the base (or first color) is coated nice and evenly! If it isn’t, you will get an overall splotchy look that you can’t “hide” later on 🙂
- Allow 1 hour in between coats of paint – but the paint will fully dry in 24 hours
- When painting the stripes, GO SLOW! I held the paint can about 2” away from the dog house and pressed down on the sprayer top lightly. This will give an even coat while allowing you to maintain control of the spray (and overspray) each time 🙂
6. After your colors are dry, pull off your tape and then touch up any spots that need it 🙂 Then assemble your house per the instructions provided from the Walmart Trixie Dog Kennel 🙂
WAHOOOOOOOOOO! I mean, come on….this is a perfect indoor or outdoor (in our case) pup house for Norman pug 🙂