Yard work shouldn’t be hard work. If your wheelbarrow has seen better days, restore it with a few coats of Krylon® COLORmaxx — and get it back to the garden, looking good as new.
Step 1: Set Up Your Station.
Set up a spray paint area by covering your work space with a drop cloth. Make sure that the space is well-ventilated. Before beginning your project, read the Krylon® label for safety and application instructions, and follow them accordingly.
Step 2: Take It Apart.
When you’re ready, disassemble the wheelbarrow. Separate the metal parts from the handles, wheel, and nuts/bolts. If the nuts and bolts are rusty, clean them up using the 100 grit sandpaper and degreaser/denatured alcohol, letting them dry completely.
Step 3: Prepare The Surface.
Scrub the metal parts of the wheelbarrow with the wire brush to loosen the rust, dirt and debris. Then, wipe them down with a damp rag. Use a degreaser or denatured alcohol to remove any leftover dust, oil or grime. Let everything dry completely.
Step 4: Shake.
Shake the can of COLORmaxx Satin Hunter Green thoroughly, for at least two minutes.
Step 5: Spray.
Spray down the metal parts of the wheelbarrow. For best results, apply light, even coats in a sweeping motion with slight overlap, starting and ending each stroke off the piece you’re spraying. After the final coat, let the wheelbarrow dry completely.
Step 6: Reassemble.
When all the pieces of the wheelbarrow are completely dry, put it back together and get gardening!
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