Well, it's been months and months and I am officially happy with the end product! I made a cooler for someone of all his favorite sports teams. It's clearly meant for tailgating haha. As for the technique, I had to sand down the entire thing so there was no texture on it, and then paint the thing with a sealent. Then I went on to spend months painting every side. I can't believe how thick the paint became. I'm pretty sure the majority of the time was spent on the Florida seal. After that I had to mod podge all the sides, and then voila! A painted cooler! So let's grab a drink and head out to support one of these Florida teams!