- FolkArt Ultra Dye
- HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer
- Varnish of choice
- Planter with flowers
All too often we find ourselves staring at that one "eyesore" in our yard or around our house and telling ourselves we really need to do something about it! That item for us was an old wood planter that has sat in the middle of the backyard since we moved in. We haven't done much with it and just the other day I decided it was time to take action. I didn't want to go through the hassle of hand painting it, so I whipped out my trusty HomeRight Max Paint Sprayer and got to work! In 10 minutes I had a bright, beautifully stained planter, perfect for spring!
Start by weeding around your planter and getting any plants out of the way that you don't want sprayed. Once done, get your HomeRight Paint Sprayer ready. I used FolkArt Ultra Dye paint for this project. I like it because it acts like a stain, but with loads of bright colors to choose from. They also sell a varnish with it. You can see my other Ultra Dye project HERE.
You need at least one full bottle of the Ultra Dye and you empty it into your sprayer. Plug the paint sprayer in and get to work on spraying your planter. I sprayed it all down and then used a paper towel to wipe off the excess. Because it will be outside, I know that the paint will fade, so I gave it a really heavy coat.
Once fully sprayed, let dry overnight then add a coat of varnish to protect the planter. OR you can skip the varnish and allow the planter to natural lighten. Once finished, you can work on adding your mulch and plants to the planter and enjoy all your work!
In just a short time you can completely transform your outdoor planter into a statement piece that everyone will love! I chose the deep purple for this project since my house has lots of gray, white, and charcoal on the outside...so it just kind of worked, but you can use ANY color!!
Check out how this quick and easy planter makeover takes shape with a little stain, a paint sprayer, and some fresh flowers!
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