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Merit Badge Requirements
1) Do the following: A) Explain three ways paint can improve a surface. B) 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 these uses. 2) 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. 3) Prepare and old painted surface, that has holes in it and is uneven, to receive and hold a new coat of paint. 4) 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. 5) Show the right way to use, clean, and store painting equipment.

1) Explain the proper safety procedures to follow when preparing surfaces and applying coatings. 2) Do the following: A) Explain three ways that coatings can improve a surface. B) Explain the differences between oil-based paints and water-basted paints. C) Explain where you would apply enamel paint, flat paint, wood stain, and varnish, and explain the importance of sheen. D) Tell why each is best for these uses. 3) Prepare and paint two different surfaces using patching material, caulking, and proper primers and topcoats. Suggested projects include an interior or exterior wall, a door, a piece of furniture, a concrete wall or floor, a porch rail, or a fence. Your counselor must pre-approve the projects. 4) Prepare and paint an item using harmonizing colors that you have created by tinting white base paint. (Use the color wheel in the center of this book). 5) Show the right way to use, clean, maintain, and store painting equipment. 6) Explain the importance of ladder safety, environmental responsibility, and personal hygiene when painting. 7) Explain some of the environmental and health issues concerning removing paint, applying paint, and discarding old paint. 8) Discuss with your counselor the various career opportunities associated with the painting trade. Source: Boy Scout Requirements, 33215, revised 2004

Worksheet Created by: Rob Greenland – 245 East 925 South – Layton, Utah 84041 – robgreenland@juno.com

Requirement 1
Explain three ways paint can improve a surface: 1) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Explain the chief uses of oil paint: ________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why is oil paint best for these uses? ______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Explain the chief uses of water-based paint: ________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why is a water-based paint best for these uses? _____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Explain the chief uses of rubber-based paint: _______________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why is a rubber-based paint best for these uses? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tell the use of enamel: _________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why is enamel best for this use? _________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tell the use of shellac: _________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why is shellac best for this use? _________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Tell the use of varnish: _________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why is varnish best for this use? _________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Tell the use of lacquer: _________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why is lacquer best for this use? _________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Requirement 2
Using proper fillers, priming coats, covering coats, and finishing coats as needed, you have been asked to paint two of the following items or similar items that have been approved by your counselor. Outside surface - Inside surface - Piece of furniture - Concrete wall - Boat or canoe - Floor - Porch rail or fence - Lawn mower After painting your two items give a brief summary of the process and your painting efforts. Show the items, or a photo of the painted items, to your counselor. Item Painted: ________________________________________ Brief summary of project: _____________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Item Painted: ________________________________________ Brief summary of project: _____________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Requirement 3
Prepare an old painted surface, that has holes in it and is uneven, to receive and hold a new coat of paint. Give a brief summary of the project and the steps you took to prepare the fence: __________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Requirement 4
Add two colors to a white paint base to make paints of two predetermined colors that harmonize. Color Created: _________________________ Color Created: _________________________ Color added to white base to make created color: _________________________ Color added to white base to make created color: _________________________

Using the two colors you created paint one of the following items: Model plane - Birdhouse - Dollhouse - Picture frame - Similar useful item What did you paint? _________________________ __ Show the item, or a photo of the item to your counselor before and after the painting.

Requirement 5
__ Demonstrate to your counselor the right way to use, clean, and store painting equipment. Briefly describe the right way to use, clean, and store painting equipment: ________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________


				
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