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Our wood block planters turned out well for a basic DIY project that used reclaimed wood and some various drilling techniques. But we felt they needed a bit more pizazz since the wood used wasn’t a pretty redwood or other beautiful natural wood.

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We wanted to dress up our planter without going overboard so we decided to paint to horizontal green stripes that add a subtle touch of color to a very angular and simple piece.

To accomplish this we used some bright green paint we had leftover from a step stool project, our Purdy brushes, some 3M sandpaper and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape4BWu 9lkt $200 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway and Adding Stripes and Color to Our Wood Block Planter.

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We removed the succulents from the planter and because we were painting it we needed a smooth and clean surface for the paint to adhere to so the 3M SandBlaster pads from 3M Advanced AbrasivesHm5d G1ZF $200 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway and Adding Stripes and Color to Our Wood Block Planter worked perfectly to smooth down this rough surface.

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To paint the two stripes we needed to apply three bands of ScotchBlue™™ Painter’s Tape DhLi G1ZF $200 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway and Adding Stripes and Color to Our Wood Block Planter around the planter. The EdgeLock system secured the tape firmly and alleviated our concern of paint dripping behind the tape or the tape slipping.

We were surprised how well the tape held even around the rougher edges on each end of the block.

 

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After we finished wrapping with tape we could start painting and we used only as much paint as needed to apply a nice thick coat but one that didn’t drip.

 

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We let the paint dry overnight then removed the tape to reveal or newly colored wood block planter. The tape held firm even after it was wet and there were no drips behind or through the paint which created sharp lines all around.

We can’t wait to add the perfect mix of succulents.

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.