Garden art looks best painted with "heavy" brush strokes for a look that will age gracefully.
Depending on how complex you want to paint the jock, it takes about 10-21 days of priming, paint-layering and touching up to make a nice looking finished product. We send painting tips and instructions with each order.
Surface preparation is key. We ship the statues with a clean bare metal and bondo surface. The first task to painting an unfinished jock is to spray on 1 can of primer. Primer color should be close to paint color(white or gray primer for lighter colors, and red or black primer for darker colors).
Then slowly paint one area of the statue at a time, repaint, then touch-up... and you will have a very nice, long-lasting paint job. The key for first-timers is to TAKE YOUR TIME and WORK SLOW!
Painting a Jock costs over $150 in paint and materials, in addition to about 8 hours of painting and detailing
labor. Another option is to buy an semi-custom painted jock
or full-custom painted jock
Instead of doing it yourself, you can save time and money by ordering a Custom Jock and let our Lawn Jockey painting experts do all the hard work!
A ring is included for the Unfinished Jock's hand, but these Jocks also work well with our optional oil and solar lanterns(lantern sold separately- CLICK HERE
for more information).