Turn your backyard into a trendy outdoor entertainment space with this easy DIY pallet bar project using Varathane Stain and Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Spray Paint
- If your pallet is dirty, we recommend cleaning off the dirt and debris with Krud Kutter Original Cleaner Degreaser. Sand pallet with 80 – 100 grit sandpaper if needed and remove sanding dust.
- Ensure you’re in a well ventilated space and cover your painting area with a drop cloth or Kraft paper. Shake the Zinsser Coverstain Turbo Primer can vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Hold the can upright 18-24” from the surface and spray, keeping the can in motion, while using even strokes, slightly overlapping each one for best coverage.
- Following the directions on the can, apply Stops Rust Gloss Protective Enamel and let dry for 5-9 hours before handling and 24 hours before full use.
- With a lint-free cloth, generously apply Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain onto wood bar top. Let sit for 2 – 3 minutes, based on the richness of color you prefer.
- Wipe off excess stain in direction of the wood grain with a clean lint-free cloth and let wood stain dry for one hour.
- Following the instructions on the can, apply Varathane Spar Urethane in light coats to protect your project from UV fading, scratches and spills.
- Drill painted pallets together with 1 1/2” screws and attach stained bar top with 2 inch metal L brackets and 5/8” screws.