Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.

DIY Planter Box Bench

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers.

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate

How to Make a Planter Box Bench Overview

Creating an inexpensive but sturdy planter box bench is easier than you think!

This planter box bench is an awesome way to add extra seating and a pop of color to your backyard.

With just 2x4 pressure treated lumber and deck screws, this bench is simple to make! Once it is painted, the planter bench makes for a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space.

1

HOW TO BUILD A PLANTER BOX BENCH

Cut the lumber down to size.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
2

PUT SEAT TOGETHER

Assemble the seat.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
3

ASSEMBLE BOX SIDES

Put together the box sides.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
4

PUT TOGETHER SIDES

Assemble the boxes.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
5

ATTACH PIECES

Attach the boxes to the bench seat.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
6

PUT TRIM ON PLANTERS

Add the trim pieces to the top of the planter boxes.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
7

SAND BEFORE PAINTING

Sand the bench prior to painting.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
8

Painting with Wagner FLEXiO:

The WagnerFLEXiO 4000 Paint Sprayer is perfect for large and small jobs because it has several easy-to-change components. Plus, it’s super easy to clean out, too! I love how simple and intuitive it is to use this sprayer.

For best results, I suggest thoroughly reading through the instructions on how to assemble and use the FLEXiO 4000 Sprayer. Be sure to do a test spray and practice with the included spray poster.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
9

SETTING UP THE WAGNER FLEXiO 4000

Set the pressure control on the X-Boost power dial to medium-high. This controls how much air power is created by the base.

Set the material flow, which controls the amount that will be sprayed. Because exterior latex paint tends to be quite thick, you want it to be about 9-11.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
10

CHANGE AIR CAP DIRECTION

Then, change the air cap to match the direction you’re going to paint, either horizontal or vertical.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
11

ADD PAINT

Finally, add paint to the cup and tighten the nozzle assembly.

Here’s how to paint your new planter box bench: I recommend using a high quality paint. I chose the color “Napa Winery” from Behr Premium Plus Exterior in a satin finish.

Set up the Wagner Studio Spray Tent and move the bench into it. This will protect your project as you work on painting it. It also protects the surrounding area from any overspray.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
12

SPRAY BENCH USING PAINT SPRAYER

Prepare the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 as directed above. Hold the sprayer about 6-8 inches from the surface and move the sprayer in smooth even passes across your surface.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
13

LET BENCH DRY AND PLANT

Allow the paint to dry before adding another coat or touching up any spots.

Once the bench has completely dried, you can insert your 8” planters inside and plant your flowers. This guest post was created by the Juggling Act Mama blog. Visit jugglingactmama.com for the full outdoor planter bench tutorial.

Create an adorable outdoor bench that also doubles as a planter box for your summer flowers by using the Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer.
Products Used

Materials

(12) pressure treated 2”x4”x8’ boards

Decking screws

Exterior latex paint

(2) 8” planters with a rim

Compound mitre saw

Cordless or corded drill/driver

Measuring tape and speed square

Orbital sander

Safety glasses

Dust masks

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