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Pallet Bar

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Patio bar made from wooden pallets. After

A patio pallet bar project is easy to make and convenient to use. Repurposed wooden pallets are narrow enough stand against a wall, but big enough to hold your favorite beverages. Use Rust-Oleum spray paint and paint primer to get the project done in a snap.

Step 1:Shake the can of Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover Primer Spray for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Over a drop cloth, spray the plywood and pallets using slow, back-and-forth motions, slightly overlapping each coat for even coverage. Paint primer allows for better paint adhesion and a longer-lasting finish. Apply a second coat of primer or your first coat of paint within 1 hour or after 48 hours. 

Step 2: Next, paint the plywood that will serve as the pallet bar’s countertop. Shake the can of Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Spray Paint (we used Gloss Sunburst Yellow) for one minute after the mixing ball rattles. Apply the paint to the plywood piece the same way as the primer. Let dry for about 30 minutes, then flip it over to paint the other side and let dry another 30 minutes. Set aside.

Step 3: Place a wooden pallet in the center of the drop cloth. Apply Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover Spray Paint (we used Satin Granite) using the same method as above. Apply 2-3 light coats, letting each coat dry for a few minutes before adding the next, making sure to apply additional coats within one 1 hour or after 48 hours. 

Step 4:Allow the spray paint to dry for at least 1 hour before handling and at least 24 hours before assembling your new pallet bar.