Paint crates in 2 styles

Project overview

Wooden crates are becoming a popular element in any home, thanks to the hint of vintage flair they can bring to space. Not only you can use your crates for storage, but you can make them an attractive feature piece to compliment your furniture. Our latest Renew in 2 project transforms boring wooden crates into an incredible highlight element in 2 styles.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Estimated time: 1 hour
  • People power: 1
  • Budget: Low


STEP 1: Preparing your brushes

If you’re using water-based paint soak your brush in an inch of water for 10-15min, then remove and spin in between your hands to remove excess water. If you’re using oil-based paint, follow the same steps using turps instead of water.

STEP 2: Prepare your crates

Prepare your crate by sanding it down with a quality sanding block. Wipe off the excess dust so that the paint will adhere to the surface, giving it a smooth finish.

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STEP 3: Paint your crate – Style 1

Use a Monarch 50mm Walls, Doors & Trims brush from the Monarch Detail & Finishing brush range for a quality finish. Use different bright colours on each panel of the crate to make it stand out. Make sure you get into all the tight corners.

STEP 4: Paint your crate – Style 2

For your 2nd style, paint the entire crate with a single light colour, using a Monarch 25mm Razorback Nytec Angled Sash Cutter. Use long straight strokes for a smooth finish.

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STEP 5: Finishing up

Congratulations, you’re done! Scrape any leftover paint back into the paint jar for re-use. Wash your brushes thoroughly so you can use them for your next project.

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