Last month I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw that one of my friends used grass paint to revamp his front lawn. I was so impressed with the results I had to try it for myself.

Grass Paint? Why would anyone paint their lawn?

I remember about 10-15 years ago, my mother-in-law painted an indoor rug  Her four sons (my husband included) mocked her for days! Who would paint a rug? But, she was on to something! Have you seen all the rug-painting tutorials on Pinterest now? Way to go, mom. You never know if something will work until you try.

So why not paint some grass?

As much as we water our south facing lawn, it’s impossible to keep it green during the hot and dry summer months. Our sprinkling system does pretty well, but even when we water often,  the brown spots are inevitable, especially in July and August.

Let me show you how I took care of the brown spots on my lawn with grass paint!

How I greened up my lawn with grass paint

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This month I joined a “Paint Changes Everything” blogger challenge. I debated tackling a few paint projects I’ve had on my t0-do list, but I finally opted to

…ahem…paint me grass….

I was tired of seeing the brown spots for the last several weeks. I thought about spot watering every day. But, good grief, who has time for that?

So, let’s try this grass paint, shall we?

Here is the stuff I used.

My experience painting the brown spots on my lawn! Don't laugh. I know your curious :)

Very affordable, made in the USA, quick drying, kid and pet safe. Great reviews on Amazon, too! It covers 1000 square feet and lasts 100 days.


I amazon-primed that sucker and couldn’t wait to try it out.

Grass Paint Magic

To mix it, I poured 1 part paint to 10 parts water in a fertilizer sprayer . 

I followed the manufacturer’s directions, which mainly involved spraying from 1-2 feet away and avoiding contact with concrete. If you do spill it, it comes off if you spray it with water right away. If it dries on the concrete, you will be scrubbing it off with a bit of force. Still, it’s nice to know it’s removable.

After about 10 minutes of spraying, this was the result. Other than adding text, I promise I did not edit these photos!

Need a green lawn but can't wait for rain? Try this trick! I never thought grass paint was for real!

I was so pleased I did my park strip, too!

Grass Paint! Are you skeptical?? I was, too!!

If you look closely at the areas I sprayed you see a slight difference in the shades of green. But, whose lawn is the same shade of green throughout?

You can adjust the amount of water in the mix to get the right shade of green. I considered doing a little shade matching, but I quickly thought “Nah”. I went with the 1 to 10 dilution recommended and hoped it would be close enough. #notaperfectionist

I decided to spray away and not worry too much about slight variations. Good decision.

How long does it last?

The bottle says the color lasts 100 days. But, I’m skeptical. We mow our lawn once a week. I made sure to spray the day after we mowed hoping for more lasting results.

So, stay tuned!

I will be updating this post over the next month or two to see how long it really lasts.

Update: It lasted for 3-4 weeks.


A tip to keep your grass green ALL SUMMER LONG!

So far, I am pleased with this option. I don’t see myself becoming a slave to painting my grass, but I’d be willing to paint the dry spots on the front lawn a couple of times a year.

Wouldn’t this be a great option if you are hosting a garden wedding, family function, or any kind of event in your garden?

No need to wait for rain.

Now if only there was some magic spray that would prune my shrubs.

What do you think? Do you see yourself ever painting your grass?

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I was so skeptical about this, until I tried it. Take a look and you might consider it, too!


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Novice woodworker and serial Popcorn eater, Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials that motivate others to "dare to try". Originally from Puerto Rico, Janice is fluent in Spanish and dreams of owning a beach house on the island someday! Janice currently lives in Utah with her husband and children, where she works as a university professor.

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Lisa

    I have learned something new from you this morning. I didn’t even know grass paint existed. I might need to try this when we put our house on the market next year.

    1. Janice

      Haha! Thanks Lisa! I didn’t know it existed either, until last month ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Susie

    Well, now I’ve heard everything. Seriously! But, what a great idea. You are so clever! Love this so much! It looks fab! Susie from the Chelsea Project

    1. Janice

      Thanks Susie! It was super easy!

  3. Susanne

    I have joked with my hubby about painting the grass when it was dry and brown, lol! I know I would get a huge eyeroll if I brought this product home to paint with. Your lawn looks great and this would be ideal for someone getting ready to sell their home.

    1. Janice

      Yes! I wouldn’t recommend painting a completely dead lawn, but it sure works on the brown spots!

  4. Claire

    Wow, you learn something new every day. I didn’t know this existed. I just wish there was something that you could spray on to bald patches so it looked like grass and not mud.

    1. Janice

      I thought the same thing, Claire! I have a few of those as well!

  5. Sue at Blu

    Janice what a great tool for realtors or folks selling their home! Or for a party! wow! You just never know!

    1. Janice

      So true!!

  6. That is seriously smart stuff. This looks great, and I agree, sometimes the grass just needs a little freshening up to make the entire yard look beautiful. I’m curious to see if it holds up for 100 days, keep us posted.

    1. Janice

      It’s been a couple of weeks now and it’s still holding up great! I’m adding some more pics this weekend! Thanks for stopping by, Toni!

  7. Andrew Miguelez

    Your results are fantastic!

    I painted a dead spot in my lawn this year because I burned it with fertilizer when some fell out of the bag and I didn’t notice. It looked horrible and we were about to list our house for sale, so I got out some paint… green tractor paint from a spray can. IT DID NOT MATCH AT ALL!!! Hahahaha!

    But this, this is a much better “paint” solution. Nice work!

    1. Janice

      Andrew that is SO funny!!!!

  8. Holy moly, my mind is blown. I had no idea such a thing existed! Our front lawn faces the south, and is always brown by the end of July. I just might hit up Amazon Prime myself!

    1. Janice

      DO IT!!! Haha Thanks Kimm!

  9. Anika

    This is such a cool solution!! I had never heard of grass paint before!! I think I might need it… we have so many brown spots that look awful

    1. Janice

      Give it a try ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Sarah

    I had no idea you could do this! So clever!

    1. Janice

      Thanks Sarah!

  11. Denise

    I had no clue this existed. I learned something new today! It turned out great.

    1. Janice

      Thanks Denise!

  12. Medina

    Oh Ive heard about this.. but never actually seen it. Looks great by the way

    1. Janice

      Thanks Medina!

  13. Cathy

    I love this idea. We have a very large lot (almost an acre) but if it lasts 100 days or even 75 it would still cost less than a $400.00 a month water bill in June, July, August and September. LOL and we live in the Pacific Northwest where we get lots of rain. Can’t wait to try this!!

    1. Janice

      Hi Cathy!
      Yes this was such a great option! I sprayed the dry spots late summer and never had to re-spray. I plan on trying again this year. I hope it works for you! One acre is a LOT to take care of! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Karla Rentas

    Thank you for sharing such an useful resource with us.

    Hope you can create about how to repair summer lawn damage.

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