Giving a little makeover to your wooden planters requires little more than elbow grease and a little finesse with a paintbrush.
If the planters are in rough shape, give them a good brushing off to remove any debris.
For this project, you'll want a few paintbrushes, a pair of gloves to protect fingers from stain, paint, spar urethane, paint thinner, and a respirator mask.
Apply stain with a brush. With wood so rough, there won't be any wiping off excess stain with a rag like you’d normally do to freshly sanded wood, so be cautious about how much stain you apply.
Once the stain is dry, it's time to paint. Water-based exterior paint gives you just the right coverage and durability.
Now comes the good part - plants! With the planters freshly made over, your front entry will be the star attraction.
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