Steppin’ It Up Using NEW Multi Surface Craft Paint

September 3, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

I am super excited to unveil to you my cheap ladder makeover using the brand-spanking new DecoArt Multi Surface Craft Paint! I bought this ladder months ago at the Luckett’s Hometalk meet-up but had been waiting for the new products from DecoArt to begin the makeover.

Step Ladder Makeover - One Project Closer

If you haven’t heard, Michael’s is totally re-vamping their stencils and paints, including this new multi-surface paint, and I was thrilled that DecoArt was willing to send me the paint and stencils to try out. I am not real brand loyal when I comes to paint, but next to paint color, I usually go for price. So, no joke when I say I love this DecoArt paint and its a much better price than Martha’s multi-surface paint! 

Americana Multi-Surface Satins are available for purchase at Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, and other fine craft retailers.

Americana Multi-surface Satin paints

Here’s the “before” step-ladder I bought for about $8 (it may have been $7…its been a while). It had a couple of layers of old paint and lots of dirt.

Before Ladder - One Project Closer

I cleaned it up, painted it with some leftover satin wall paint.

Painted step ladder - One Project Closer

And finally the moment I’ve been waiting for….I busted out my fabulous new stencils and multi surface craft paint.

On the top of the ladder, I used the large 5″ Alphabet stencil, “Cottonball” multi surface craft paint, and a pouncer.

DecoArt Stencil - One Project Closer

Then for the steps of the ladder I used my the very coolest stencil I own, the angular motion stencil! It rocks!!

Deco Art Stencil - One Project Closer

After All the paint and multi surface craft paint was dry (the next day or so), I painted a coat of polycrylic to protect it.

And POW…the final step-ladder in all its glory! And in just in case you’re wondering, the ladder does still fold up. πŸ™‚

Step Ladder Makeover from One Project Closer

Step Ladder Makeover from One Project Closer

Stenciled Step Ladder - One Project Closer

In case you’re interested in buying some multi surface craft paint (and you should be), DecoArt is currently offering a rebate! woot woot!

Multi surface craft paint rebate

What do you think? What’s on your paint project list?

Thanks so much for reading along about my fabulous step-ladder makeover using NEW multi surface craft paint,

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14 Responses
  1. How fabulous is that? That is one amazing transformation!

  2. LOVE it! I have an old step ladder from my grandma that has been begging for a makeover and this is perfect!

  3. Wow Jocie! I’m impressed. I love it. You’d never know it was the same ladder.

  4. This ladder is SUPER cute, Jocie! Loving the arrow stencil. I might need to borrow that idea. πŸ˜‰

  5. Nice simple project, I might do something similar with out little steps which are looking a bit beaten up after a few years.

  6. What a transformation! I need a few of those by our sinks for little feet to climb up on!

  7. That ladder looks awesome. I am so looking forward to trying that paint. Great job πŸ™‚

  8. Oh, and I live like 40 minutes for Lucketts! Love that place!

  9. Shannon says:

    Love the ladder – I need to get some of that paint!! πŸ™‚

  10. DeDe says:

    This turned out so nice! I love the color!

  11. katie says:

    Woah–what a beautiful transformation!

  12. Vanessa says:

    You totally rocked that ladder and that stencil!

  13. Great job! I am always on the lookout for new products that help make my projects easier and faster. The ladder looks so nice!

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