Make your mark on the barn quilt trail!

Get involved! Join the growing barn quilt trail by making your own or by hiring a local artist. Register your barn quilt with www.highpeaksmaine.org to be listed on our growing map.

What you need to get started on your own barn quilt...

MATERIALS:
  • MDO Plywood
  • Exterior oil-based primer
  • Your choice of exterior paints and finishes (Chroma Mural Paint with a varnish-like Frog Juice, oil-based sign paints, or exterior latex paint with UV protection).
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paintbrushes
  • Ruler, straight edge, T-square, Triangle, etc.
  • Pencils
  • Graph Paper
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Choose your design
  2. Common sizes are 8’ x 8’, 6’ x 6’, 4’ x 4’
  3. Cut your plywood to size, fill edges with wood putty, and sand edges
  4. Prime the panel with an exterior oil-based primer
  5. Draft your design on the panel
  6. Apply tape lines to create clean lines around geometric shapes of color
  7. Paint in your design. Apply at least two coats
  8. Apply varnish or top coat with UV protection