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RENEW A STORAGE BENCH

Store your stuff in style or simply sit down awhile with this charming bench that's brought back to life with a bright new color. Your neighbors at Ace can help you complete this project with top-quality Clark+Kensington® paint plus all the tools and supplies you need.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Clark+Kensington® interior paint
  • Ace Cabinet, Door & Trim paint
  • Zinsser® Cover Stain® primer
  • 9" roller frame and cover
  • 1" angled paintbrush
  • Paint tray and liners
  • Paint stir stick
  • Craftsman® power sander
  • 150 grit sandpaper
  • Damp rag

Give the bench a good going-over with a Craftsman® power sander loaded with 150 grit sandpaper to smooth down the surfaces. Once you're done sanding, wipe the bench with a damp rag to clean away the dust.

Next, pour the Zinsser® Cover Stain® primer into a paint tray and apply it to the bench with a 9” roller. Use an angled paintbrush to get in all the corners and tight spaces.


HELPFUL TIP:

Protect your paint tray with a disposable plastic liner to make cleanup easier


Once the primer has dried completely, stir up your gallon of Clark+Kensington® Paint Illuminated Sky 32C-3, switch out the tray liner and pour the paint into the tray.

As with the primer, apply the paint with the roller, finishing corners and tight spaces with a brush. Make sure your coverage is consistent and drip free, and apply two coats (letting the first dry before you put on the second) for the best finish.

Once the paint dries, you're ready to incorporate your new accent piece into your entryway or mudroom for a statement of style that's uniquely your own. You'll be amazed how easy any project can be when you get help from your neighbors at Ace.

If your home was built prior to 1978, check for lead-based paint before you sand or scrape any painting surfaces. Call 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead for more information.



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