Outdoor Updates: How to Stain a Wood Utility Cover
Posted By
Katy Lyle
/
Friday, May 17, 2019
Cost
Low
Experience
Newbie
Time
Fast
Tools
Materials Needed: 
  • Super Finish Max
  • Large Spray Shelter
  • Stain
  • Rag or Towel
  • Unfinished Wood Utility Cover

Project Steps

Outdoor Updates: How to Stain a Wood Utility Cover

It's that time of year to get outside and start making home improvements. I have plenty to keep me busy all year long, but one outdoor update that I've been wanting to get done is building a new wood utility cover.

Outdoor Updates: How to Stain a Wood Utility Cover

We inherited a cover when we bought our home, but as you can see below it's seen better days. So, to hide some of our ugly pool equipment (most of which is not even needed anymore), I built and stained a new one.

Outdoor Updates: How to Stain a Wood Utility Cover

Outdoor Updates: How to Stain a Wood Utility Cover

You can see how I built the wood utility cover here, but to give it the finishing touches I used my Super Finish Max Extra HVLP Paint Sprayer! So want to know how to Stain a Wood Utility Cover?

First, find a space where you can setup the Large Spray Shelter.

Outdoor Updates: How to Stain a Wood Utility Cover

Outdoor Updates: How to Stain a Wood Utility Cover

Next, prep your Super Finish Max HVLP Paint Sprayer by making sure the blue spray tip is attached. Then stir your stain really well and add it to the sprayer.

Now that you're ready to stain start with the bottom. I gave the bottom edge a quick spray and let it dry for a couple minutes. After that I stood the wood cover up and finished spraying the rest. To make sure you get in the cracks you'll want to angle the sprayer up/down.

Outdoor Updates: How to Stain a Wood Utility Cover

After you spray you can wipe away any excess stain. The color I used gets pretty dark, so I only needed 1 light coat.

Next, allow the stain to completely dry, or about 24 hours. Then finish it off with sealing the wood cover. Just repeat the same steps using your Super Finish Max HVLP Paint Sprayer.

Outdoor Updates: How to Stain a Wood Utility Cover
Here's the after of my new modern wood utility cover.
Outdoor Updates: How to Stain a Wood Utility Cover
Doesn't it look so much better? Not only does it serve as a utility cover, but it's great for displaying plants, to use as a potting bench, and so much more!
 
If you haven't already, make sure to purchase HomeRight's Super Finish Max Sprayer and their Large Spray Shelter today. And head on over to my blog A Shade of Teal, to see how to build this wood utility cover.
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