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Wooden Winter Basket

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Dark stained wood basket with painted bottles insideAfter
  • Estimated Project Time:

    2 Hours

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Dark stained wood basket with painted bottles inside After

  1. Find a spot outside and cover nearby items with drop cloths or old sheets to protect them from spray mist.
  2. Wipe off the outside of the bottles and glass ornaments with denatured alcohol using a lint-free cloth.
  3. Allow to dry for 15 minutes.
  4. Sand the entire surface of the wooden crate lightly, progressing from 120-grit, to 180-grit finishing with 220-grit sandpaper. Always sand in the direction of the grain.
  5. Remove sanding dust between each grit of sandpaper by lightly dragging the tack cloth across the surface.
  6. Using a clean, lint-free rag, generously cover the surface with the Rust-Oleum® Wood Care Ultimate Wood Stain in your color choice.
  7. Let the stain sit for 2-3 minutes then wipe off any excess using a clean rag, wiping in the direction of the grain. Ensure that all excess stain is removed from the surface
  8. Let dry for 1-2 hours.
  9. Spray 3 bottles with Rust-Oleum® Painter's Touch® Ultra Cover 2X Satin Spray Stone Gray and 3 bottles with Paprika or, paint the bottles in your choice of colors.
  10. Hold the paint can 12-14” from the surface. Press the spray trigger and begin covering the surface in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke.
  11. Apply 2 or more light coats a few minutes apart. For best results, apply multiple light coats versus one heavy coat.
  12. Allow to dry for 2-4 hours.
  13. Repeat steps, and lightly spray 4 ornaments in Paprika, 4 ornaments in Moss Green and 4 ornaments in Stone Gray.
  14. Allow to dry for 2-4 hours.
  15. Once dry, assemble your wooden winter basket however you desire.