Porch Swing Makeover
Posted By
Ruthie Tabone
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Materials Needed: 
  • Super Finish Max Extra Sprayer
  • Gallon of Paint
  • Primer
  • Porch Swing
  • Sander

Project Steps


Here we are just steps away from June and the weather is finally feeling like summer here in Minnesota.  We had winter storms last month and this past weekend it was almost 100 degrees outside! I love when it gets nice out because it allows me to get a few more projects done around the house. I don't feel cooped up and I can get outside and paint! My favorite way to paint a large piece of furniture is to use my Super Finish Max Extra Sprayer. I have used it to paint my kitchen cabinets, panel moulding, doors, children's furniture and so many more things!  It can be used for so many different projects!

Step 1

I found this really affordable wooden porch swing on Amazon.  I quickly put it together in about 10-15 minutes!         

Step 2

With the price being on the lower end, it did need a little bit of sanding in preparation for paint.  I sanded a few areas and then gave it a coat of primer.

Step 3

I love that with the Super Finish Max Extra you don't have to thin the paint beforehand! This is a huge time saver and really helps put a nice coat of paint on your item! Just pour the paint right into the container!

Step 4

Start spraying away! I love using the sprayer especially on projects like this! There are a lot of nooks and crannies and it would take forever to hand paint it all! It took a total of 10 minutes to paint the entire bench. That's including getting into all the small spaces with the sprayer. You can turn the direction of the spray so that it can go vertical or horizontal. That was great for getting into all the spaces between the wood slats.

Step 5

If I were to do this all over again I would have waited to put the chains on as I had to hold them to the side when spraying near that area. Some paint did get on the chains but I wasn't too worried about it.

Step 6

I let the swing dry for a couple hours and then it was time to hang it up! The previous owners of our house had two hooks bolted to the bottom of the deck. They must have had a swing or hammock under the deck before we lived there. This was super convenient when it was time to hang the swing up! (The swing does come with hooks and bolts for proper hanging, as well)

Step 7

The swing is hung and now it's time to finish laying rock and cleaning up around the house! I'm excited for a little-shaded area to relax while my girls play in the yard!

Step 8

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to Refashionably Late for my projects and DIY tutorials!

DIY porch swing makeover with the super finish max paint sprayer

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