How to Stain a Planter Wall
Create a DIY planter wall for your outdoor living space to hold all your summer plants.
Learn how to stain a planter wall
This fun outdoor accent wall is a great way to add some life to your back porch and make everything feel a little more cozy. Learn how we used our Wagner FLEXiO 3000 to stain this DIY skinny lap exterior accent wall!
Install skinny lap
First, you’ll install your skinny lap wall by applying wood glue to the back of your lath boards and nailing them into place. Create a staggered pattern by alternating the lengths of your starting boards, and use a miter saw to cut your boards down to the appropriate size to fill the wall.
Spray skinny lap with paint sprayer
Once your skinny lap wall has been fully installed, you’re ready to stain it! With Wagner's FLEXiO 3000 paint sprayer, you don’t need anything fancy or extra to stain using your sprayer. Simply add your stain to the container (I used the Detail Finish Nozzle), and adjust your settings to the lowest pressure and material flow. Since stain is so much thinner than paint, you’ll want to reduce all of the settings as much as possible to reduce overspray. Once your settings are adjusted, you can spray just like you would with anything else! This is a great method for a project like this, because you can spray the entire thing without stopping to wipe off the excess, and the stain won’t dry before you’re done.
It took less than 5 minutes to stain the entire wall using my sprayer, and it would have taken an hour (or more) to do it by hand!
After spraying wipe excess stain off wall
After you’ve sprayed the entire wall, grab some cloths to wipe off the excess stain (it should only sit for about 3-5 minutes before you begin to wipe off the excess). Allow the wall to dry fully before attaching your plants.
Hang plants on wall
Finally, once the wall is dry, you can hang some favorite plants from it in any configuration you like! We went with a classic grid pattern. Simply hang your pot hangers, then attach your plants and you’re ready to enjoy your new feature wall!
This sponsored post was created by Love & Renovations. For more details on this project, head to Love & Renovations.
4’ Lath boards
Pot hangers and plants
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