CLEVELAND: Back in 2011, local artist and Cleveland Institute of Art graduate Linda Zolten Wood received a free rain barrel from the Mayor’s Youth Opportunities Unlimited program to store rainwater for use.
She soon became disappointed, however, when patches of algae started popping through and it became an eyesore.
So she used her artistic skills to sand, prime and paint the barrel, finishing it off with multiple coats of an outdoor acrylic boat sealant. Neighbors, who saw the transformation, asked for her help in painting their own rain barrels.
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