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Go Green Nightstand

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  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 1 hour

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Universal Spray Paint in Gloss Hunter Green
    • Nightstand
    • Drop Cloth or Kraft Paper
    • Fine-grit Sandpaper
    • Lint-Free Cloth
    • Screwdriver
    • Gloves

Spray paint makes all the difference on this nightstand. Give an existing piece an update with a trendy color and watch your space transform! 

Step 1: Remove the existing hardware.

Step 2:  Clean the surface of the nightstand and allow it to thoroughly dry. 

Step 3: Remove loose paint and lightly scuff the surface with sandpaper. Wipe off any sanding residue with a lint-free cloth.

Step 4: Over a drop cloth, shake can vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Slide off the red safety clip from the trigger. 

Step 5: Hold can upright 8-12” from surface and spray in a steady back-and forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Keep the can the same distance from the surface and in motion while spraying. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart. For best results, apply several light coats versus one heavy coat. 

Step 6: Allow the paint to dry thoroughly. Reattach hardware.