The Bench

How to spray paint a bench

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

For the most part, I’m finished with the bench. I wasn’t too happy with how my cording turned out so I’ll be fixing it at another time. Otherwise, I’m thrilled with the end result!

If you are interested here is a step-by-step tutorial. I am by no means a professional painter, I learn as I go. I’m not looking for perfection, I’m sure there are a lot of things I’m doing wrong but you know what, I’m having fun!

Light sand and then prime

I used RustOleum Heirloom White Spray Paint, it took two coats. In between each coat I sand using the buffer, it smooths everything out.

After everything is smoothed out the fun begins. I take a piece of course sandpaper and start distressing. Sand off any part that has a drip (no one will ever know about the drips if you take it away) and any corners/edges that would naturally wear over time.

Next, I decided to lightly stain over parts of the bench and wipe off with a wet paper towel. It gave it an aged look, exactly what I was looking for.

I sprayed on varnish for durability

Remember the before?


How to spray paint a bench

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