Spruce up your Outdoor Space for Spring

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Spring is in full bloom. With warmer days means a lot more time spent outdoors enjoying our deck and backyard area. This is one of our favorite spaces in our home. A space we spend a lot of time in. Walmart recently gave me the opportunity to try out a new product that recently hit their store shelves called Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X ($3.77). Since we’ve been doing a lot of sprucing up for spring in our backyard, I thought it was a good time to give our outdoor furniture a fresh coat of paint.

So with the giftcard provided, I headed out to my local Walmart to find a few cans of Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X in our chosen color as well as one other product I needed in order to spruce up our outdoor furniture.

Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X has Double Cover Technology that contains 44% more solids which means more coverage versus other general purpose spray paints. I’m thankful for the extra coverage as we decided to spruce up an old wicker bench. If you’ve ever tried to repaint wicker furniture one would know that its definitely best to use a paint with good coverage especially when going from a darker color to a lighter one.

We opted to paint the bench in a Semi-gloss white to match our other wicker furniture. Since we were changing the wicker bench from dark to light we had to apply a couple of coats to ensure we had covered everything and didn’t have any missed spots. We definitely didn’t want any of that old black paint showing through on our freshly painted white bench. While the bench was drying, we decided to also give our other, already white, wicker furniture a fresh coat of paint to. I liked that for those pieces we only needed one coat of the Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X in order to get it ready for spring company.

After applying our paint and allowing it to dry thoroughly, we then needed to fix a few parts of the bench that were starting to unravel. My Mom suggested that we just use white Duck Tape to tape up the legs which is something that she has done to her own thrifted wicker furniture. So we did just that.

Changing the black wicker bench to white with Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X gave us the most noticeable difference. As you can see in the photo above, it looks great all freshly painted and hanging out on the deck. Our other wicker pieces that were spruced up with a new coat of paint also came out looking ready for spring as well. I love how everything matches beautifully now. It’s always amazing what a little paint can do.

I think one of my favorite ways to paint is with a spray paint like the Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X because it’s really simple to do. I also like to use spray paint in projects because it typically means my project will be completed faster.

What needs to be “spruced up for spring” at your home?

Looking for more ways to use Rust-Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X? Check out what projects some of my fellow Walmart Moms tackled to get ready for spring:

Walmart momDisclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post as well as given a giftcard to purchase the products mentioned in this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Domestic Diva

Heather is a homeschooling mom of two boys currently living in central Georgia. She has been sharing her domestic story online as a blogger for 13 years. Through her blog and social media platforms, Heather provides a glimpse into domestic life as she shares with other stay-at-home moms how she tackles modern homemaking with the challenges of raising a family.

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