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How to Paint a Outdoor Plant Stand

Learn how to create and paint an outdoor plant stand to display all your summer flowers and herbs. Use a FLEXiO sprayer to achieve a flawless finish.



I've always wanted an outdoor plant stand, somewhere I can display all of my planted pots. I also love the idea of having a vertical stand to help free up space in my yard. I ended up building this stand for under $40 and the only thing left to do is paint it. The best way to do that is with the Wagner Flexio 3000 Sprayer!

Materials Needed: Wagner Flexio 3000 Sprayer | Exterior Paint | Polyurethane Sealer | Wood Plant Stand


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painted plant shelf

Build Your Own Plant Stand

Since my backyard is filled with potted plants I built this simple DIY plant stand. It cost me less than $40 to build, you can follow my step by step tutorial here . Once it's built you'll want to sand all the rough edges and wipe off all the dust.

assembling plant shelf

Set Up and Prepare to Paint

Setup a spray area to paint the plant stand. Next, prep your Wagner FLEXiO 3000 Sprayer with paint. I used an exterior latex paint which is a little thicker, so I used the larger nozzle.

flexio sprayer

Paint with a Paint Sprayer

Time to start spraying your plant stand! I sprayed the top of the shelf's first, then the sides and back. Once it dried I turned the plant stand over to get the under-side. After that dried I turned it back and touched up any missed areas.

woman spraying

Apply a Coat of Sealer

After the paint was completely dry I prepped my Wagner FLEXiO 3000 Sprayer with the Detail Finish Nozzle and polyurethane sealer. I sprayed everything with 2 coats and allowed it to dry. Sealing the plant stand is really important since it will be sprayed with water on a regular basis.

spraying sealer

Add the Plants

Time to enjoy! I moved my plant stand to its new location and arranged all my potted plants. Not only is my new vertical plant stand beautiful, but it also hides some exterior plumbing.

The Wagner FLEXiO 3000 Sprayer was a must for this project. If you've ever painted anything slatted by hand, then you know it's no fun. That's why I love using the FLEXiO 3000.

This sponsored post was created by A Shade of Teal. To see the full tutorial on how to build this Planter Stand head over to A Shade of Teal

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