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How To Paint A Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are great plants to have in your garden. They are easy to grow, and they come in a variety of colors. There are many different types of hydrangeas, but most commonly you will see the large mophead hydrangeas and the smaller lacecaps.

How To Paint A Hydrangea

Here is the complete process explained in detail on how to paint a hydrangea:


1. Paint the entire plant with a primer coat.

Use a paintbrush to apply a water-based exterior primer to the hydrangea leaves, stems and flower buds. Let dry for 24 hours.

2. Apply two coats of latex paint in your choice of color.

Use a paintbrush or roller to apply two coats of latex paint in your choice of color over the entire plant. Let dry for 48 hours before moving on to step 3 below. If you’re using an oil-based exterior paint, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for drying time between coats and use a high-quality brush or roller to apply the paint without leaving brush marks on the surface of the plant.


If you want to add texture and interest to your painted hydrangea, you can use sandpaper or steel wool around the edges of each leaf before painting it.


If you are painting a white hydrangea, use green latex paint instead of white so that its natural color will show through when it is finished drying (see photo above).

Step 3:

3. Spray the leaves with clear sealer to make them shiny and waterproof once they are completely dry after painting them in steps 1 and 2 above.


You can also choose not to spray your painted hydrangea with clear sealer if you prefer not to have it look shiny and waterproof as shown in this book’s photo above (see photo at top).

Step 4:

4. Remove any dead or damaged leaves from your hydrangea bush at this time during late winter or early spring before new growth emerges in springtime by cutting off any dead leaves with pruning shears right where they join onto the stem or branch where they were attached at their base (see photo above).

Step 5:

5. Cut back any branches that have grown too long by about one third their length using pruning shears (see photo above). Make sure that you cut back into healthy wood so that there is no visible browning on inner parts of branches left behind where pruned away because this may cause disease problems later on if it isn’t removed


Tips for How To Paint A Hydrangea

Here are 5 things to take care of with respect to how to paint a hydrangea:

1. You need to choose a painting medium. It can be watercolor or oil, but you should use the same medium throughout your painting.

2. To make sure that your painting is successful, you need to plan it out before you begin. Decide on what colors you will use, and how much of each color. It is also important to decide on your composition before beginning!

3. You have to have the right tools for your project! Make sure that you have all the brushes and paints that you need before starting your project!

4. You must decide on what size canvas or paper to paint on! A small canvas might be easier for a beginner artist, but if you are not an artist who likes small things then go ahead and paint a large piece!

5. You must pick out a subject matter for your painting, whether it’s a flower or another object of choice! You can even paint landscapes, still lifes, and portraits with this technique!

Interesting Facts About Hydrangea

Here are 5 things you should know about hydrangea:

1. Hydrangea is a perennial flower that grows in temperate climates (USDA hardiness zones 4-8). It is a woody shrub, usually grown as an ornamental plant.

2. The genus name, Hydrangea, derives from the Greek word “hydor” meaning water and “angeion” meaning vessel or bladder, referring to the water storage capability of the hydrangea flower head.

3. There are about 60 different species of hydrangeas and over 1,000 cultivars worldwide. In fact, there are more than 2 million acres of hydrangeas planted worldwide!

4. The most common species of hydrangeas grown in the United States are: H. arborescens (smooth hydrangea), H. macrophylla (bigleaf hydrangea), H. paniculata (panicle hydrangea), and H. quercifolia (oakleaf hydrangea).

5. Hydrangeas can be used in many ways around your home and garden: as ornamental plants in foundation plantings or mixed borders; as specimen plants; as hedges; or trained on arbors or trellises to create shade or privacy screens.


You can paint hydrangeas with acrylic paints, but you will have to use a little more care than you would with watercolors. Acrylic paint dries quickly so if you want the colors to blend together, you will have to work quickly. If your flowers are small, you can use a fine-tipped brush and work from the center of the flower outwards. If your flowers are large, you can use a larger brush and cover the entire surface of the flower with one color before moving on to another color.

What is the best way to paint hydrangeas?

The best way to paint hydrangeas is to choose a white or off-white background that complements your plant’s color palette. Hydrangeas look great when they are painted against dark blue backgrounds as well as light blue ones. You can also experiment with other colors such as yellow or pink for an interesting contrast. It is important to outline each leaf using black ink before painting in the rest of your design because this will make it easier for your painting’s lines to stand out.

I have seen videos on YouTube of people painting hydrangeas with Q tips and I wanted to try it. I did not want to buy any expensive brushes, so I decided to try it out. It worked great for me!

What you need:

Q-tips (any brand) or paintbrushes (any brand) Water Paper towels Paint (I used acrylics in a tube) A plate or bowl