How to easily prepare rocks for painting amazing stones

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4. Do you need a base coat?

This comes down to preference. I do a basecoat on about 50% of my rocks. It really depends on the design or the look you are going for.

If you are going to add a basecoat there are many ways to do it too! I like to use a pouring method for a big batch of rocks.

Sometimes I will take my time on a rock and give it a good 360 basecoat.

Other times I will simply lay down a layer of paint on the top!

There is no “right way” to do it, which is one of my favorite parts of this hobby!

One thing to remember. Let your base coat dry completely before moving on to your design.


How to paint rocks

Now that your rocks are prepped and ready to go, it’s time to really enjoy this hobby.

If you’re in need of some advise, I recommend checking out our collection of how to posts.

Maybe you’re just in need of a little inspiration? This assortment of rock painting ideas will definitely get the creative juices flowing.

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