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How to Restore an Old Park Bench with Spray Stain

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We've had this park bench for several years.  It sits out on our front porch, out of the sun, for the most part.  But even with it only seeing the sun in the early morning, it has still weathered.  I didn't want it to get worse for wear, otherwise it might get beyond repair!

How to Restore a Park Bench with Stain Spray Paint

Old Weathered Park Bench in need of Restoration

To start out, I removed the back metal part of the bench.  It was secured by a few screws.  Easy Peasy!  

Then I sanded all of the wood pieces lightly.  I didn't sand all of the old stain off.

 Now decide on the color you want your bench to be.  You can do a color or a stain.  Both are available in spray cans and both are simple to use.
Restored Park Bench with Stain Spray Paint

I couldn't decide on a color to paint the bench, so I decided to stick with the color it originally was.  Cedar. I used Thompson Waterseal Spray Stain in CedarThompson was so generous and supplied me with a can to try it out and see if I liked it on my project. 

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Thompson Water Seal Wood Stain to Restore Furniture

I didn't necessarily care if I could see the grain of the wood, because there wasn't much grain to see so I didn't sand it all the way.  I did do 4 coats of spray on the bench so that it had even coverage and covered all the original stain. 

I absolutely love how the bench turned out.  It looks nice and fresh and restored.  No more ugly park bench on my porch.  

Edited -6-15-2023

It has been 8 years exactly and I am needing to restain the bench again. 

I highly recommend this spray stain, it has lasted 8 years without any special treatment. It still has been out of direct sunlight, but exposed to some elements under the covered porch. 

Make sure to grab some of the spray paint at your local hardware store on at my favorite online shopping center.

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Unknown said...

It looks good as new! I've never tried spray stain before, but now I just might need to! Thanks for sharing with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link.

Cyndee said...

Great save! Thank you for linking up with us at our party, Idea Box! You will be featured with your park bench on my blog tomorrow!!

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