Boy Scout Merit Badge
- Do the following:
- Explain three ways paint can improve a surface.
- Explain the chief uses of oil, water, and rubber-base paint. Tell the
use of enamel, shellac, varnish, and lacquer. Tell why each is best for
- Prepare and paint any TWO of the following items or similar ones approved
by your counselor. Use proper fillers, priming coats, covering coats, and
finishing coats as needed: an outside surface, an inside surface, a piece of
furniture, a concrete wall, a boat or canoe, a floor, a porch rail or fence,
and a lawn mower.
- Prepare an old painted surface, that has holes in it and is uneven, to
receive and hold a new coat of paint.
- Add colors to a white paint base to make paints of two predetermined
colors that harmonize. With these, paint one of the following in two colors:
model plane, birdhouse, dollhouse, picture frame, or similar useful item.
- Show the right way to use, clean, and store painting equipment.
BSA Advancement ID#: 81
Source: Boy Scout
Requirements, #33215E, revised 2002