Star of the Yard

Krylon spray canKrylon® COLORmaxx

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.

Dry time: 10 minutes or less

You'll need:

  • A rusty wheelbarrow
  • Krylon® COLORmaxx Satin Hunter Green
  • Krylon® COLORmaxx Satin Pistachio
  • A drop cloth
  • A damp rag
  • Degreaser or denatured alcohol
  • A wire brush
  • Course grit sandpaper
  • 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!

Krylon® colors used

  • Satin Hunter Green

    Krylon® COLORmaxx

    Satin Hunter Green
  • Satin Pistachio

    Krylon® COLORmaxx

    Satin Pistachio