~~~ What to do with some leftover mastic ~~~
~~~ From Yuck to Yay ~~~
Step 1: Nota bene
Step 2: The necessaries
an ugly bucket
4 oz of exterior grade paint (Home depot sells this in a myriad of customizable colors $3 for 8oz)
plastic sheet or other surface for mess making
optional: small 3/4" square tiles
Step 3: Remove the handle
Step 4: Apply the mastic like frosting on a cake
My bucket had strong ridges along the top which voids I elected to fill with mastic. Note however that if you apply too thick a layer of the stuff, it will shrink and crackle as illustrated in the photos. If this happens, just apply a new thin layer over the top of the crackles and allow it to dry.
Step 5: Embellish to your liking
Step 7: Allow to cure
On a fine summer day like today, the thinly applied mastic was ready for paint by late afternoon.
Step 8: Paint!
This particular bucket required half of an 8 oz sample from Home Depot to fully cover it with one coat