Sometimes, when you’re copped up inside for a long period of time, it can be difficult to pass the time. Or, what about those times when you do have company, but don’t have anything special planned to pass the hours until you fire up the barbecue?


And if you’re stuck at home with kids, they start getting antsy too.  And, when you have a house full of disgruntled members, it can sometimes be rather depressing. But here are a couple of paint project ideas to cheer everyone up.


A user of paints created an amazing shuffleboard in his barn. The results amazed even some avid board gamers! Of course, this involved some sleek visualization, and a great deal of attention to detail. But in the end, it all turned out fine.

Here’s how you too can turn unused space in your backyard or your basement to create a perpetual shuffle board for everyone in the family to enjoy. For the base coat, use the Rust Bullet LLC for Concrete, then apply the ColorShell Green and WhiteShell for the shuffleboard, and finish it all off with a layer of RustBullet’s Clear Coat for Concrete.

When you’re all done, you’ll have a shiny, glistening shuffle board that you’ll be proud of. It’s a great way for everyone to while away hours while having fun. And, when it’s safe to have company around, paint project ideas like this one make for excellent party games.


Well, perhaps your kids don’t want to play Shuffle board? Well, don’t worry, you can use the same basic principle as the shuffleboard project, and create an amazing hopscotch board for the kids.

Once again, start with an undercoating of any color that fits your fancy. With for concrete, you have an amazing array of colors to choose from:

  • Beige
  • Blue
  • Butterscotch
  • Grey
  • Emerald green
  • Black
  • Lilac
  • Orange
  • …and a dozen more to fuel your imagination!

Then, paint the borders of the squares using a lighter color, and then use alternating colors inside the squares. Let your handiwork dry for a couple of hours before you paint the numbers inside each square. When your masterpiece is complete, the kids will love it – guaranteed!

Worth considering

Perhaps you don’t want to perpetually paint these board games onto your deck or basement floor. Well, you could easily paint them on a piece of floorboard or laminate sheet, and lay them out when you have company or wish to have some family fun.

Another spin on these paint project ideas is to make them “dynamic” in their application. For example, you could easily prep your garage, driveway or basement floor using a product – for example an Emerald green shade of Garage Floor Paint or Concrete Paint. With your “board” always available, all you need to do is configure it with the games you want to indulge in.

Use painters’ tape or masking tape to create the outlines for the games – Shuffleboard, Hopscotch, or Dice Roll Board, whatever fancies you at the spur of the moment. This way, you can play any number of games using the same floor space!