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Celebrate a Wine & Gold Win with a game of your own. Make these Cavaliers cornhole boards to impress your friends and keep your Cavs party going way past that final buzzer beater!

  1. PREPARE: For this project, you can use an old set of regulation-sized (24”x48”) cornhole boards, or build your own. If you’re refinishing an old set, make sure you sand any loose paint so that the surface is completely smooth. Wipe down the cornhole boards with a tack cloth to remove any dust or dirt. Before you begin painting, setup your workspace in a well ventilated area and cover your surroundings with a drop cloth to protect them from overspray.
  2. PRIME: Before you start to paint, you’ll want to give the boards a nice base of primer so that the paint adheres correctly and gives you the best coverage. First, shake your can of Stops Rust Universal Bonding Primer for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Then, hold the can 10-16” away from the first cornhole board, and spray the primer in a steady back-and-forth motion. Apply two or more light coats of the primer to the wood, allowing a few minutes in between each coat. Repeat this step on the second board.
  3. PAINT: To start painting, first tape off the two opposite corners of the board with painter’s tape. You can use newspaper to protect the rest of the corner from overspray. To spray the midsection of the cornhole board, shake your can of Stops Rust Protective Enamel spray paint in Gloss Burgundy for about one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Then, spray the exposed section of the board in a sweeping motion, keeping the can about 10-16” from the surface. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart, making sure to cover the sides and edges of the cornhole board. Repeat this step on the second board. Remove the painter’s tape, and let the boards dry for 24 hours.

    To paint the yellow corners, tape off the midsection of the board with painter’s tape, and cover any exposed areas with newspaper. With the same technique you used to paint the midsection, spray paint the corners of the board with Stops Rust Protective Enamel spray paint in Gloss Tuscan Sun. Repeat this step on the second board, remove the painter’s tape, and then let the paint dry for 24 hours.

    After the paint is dry, adhere automobile pinstripes where the colors meet in the corners of the cornhole boards.
  4. DECAL: Once the boards are dry, center your decals on the tops of the boards, and adhere them according to the label’s instructions. Let the decals dry for at least 12 hours before using your new cornhole boards.