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How To Paint Nautical Flags on a Bench

Add cottage-style charm to a front porch, back patio or anywhere indoors by painting a plain wood bench with seafaring flags.

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Bring colorful, graphic detail to unpainted furniture by painting simple nautical patterns in blue and white. To create your own nautical bench, you’ll need: a solid wooden bench; painter’s tape; a mini paint roller; a paint pan; a drop cloth; white exterior paint in flat finish; two to three accent paint colors; a paintbrush; sealer; a belt sander; an orbital sander; a tape measure; a sanding block; and sandpaper.



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