DIY Birdhouse Pallet Project with Rust-Oleum Spray Paint

DIY Birdhouse Pallet Project with Rust-Oleum Spray Paint

When it comes to working with wood, there are all sorts of DIY projects and inspiration. Out of them, birdhouse can be the best to go for. You can make it easily in the backyard or in the work shop depending on its size. Also, with the use of different paint and prime products, these birdhouse will add beauty and colors to your house. Well, if you take pleasure in working with your hands, start doing your next project. However, if you’ve never experienced this before, read this DIY birdhouse pallet project. To complete this project we have employed primers and paints, available at Rust-Oleum India for purchase.


Step 1:

The first thing you need to do is cut sections of the pallet according to the birdhouses you’ve chosen.

Step 2:

Sand the pallet using a sanding block to remove any rough edges, scratches, and dents. Also, lightly sand the birdhouses, planters and food tray for better paint adhesion. When done with sanding, use a tack cloth to remove the dust from the pallet and make sure it is free of all debris.

Step 3:

To create a weathered look on the pallet, apply a light coat of Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator using a synthetic paint brush. Let it dry for thoroughly or at least 30 minutes to see the effective result. And another coat if you desire a darker colored pallet.

Step 4:

Now, it’s time to prime the birdhouse. Apply even light coats of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Primer Spray on all the birdhouse. Set it aside for 20 minutes before applying paint.

Step 5:

After letting it dry for 20 minutes, it’s time to spray paint the birdhouses. To paint the birdhouse, use Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Acrylic and spray it in steady back-and-forth motion for even coverage. Allow all the painted birdhouse to dry for one hour before handling.

Additional Step:

To apply spray paint and primer, you should take care of the following instructions that are also mentioned on the side of spray-cane:

  • Shake the spray-can of paint and primer vigorously for a minute and make sure that mixing ball begins to rattle.
  • In case mixing ball fails to rattle, “Do not strike spray-can. Contact Rust-Oleum."
  • Hold the cane upright about 10-16” from a surface and spray in a steady back and forth motion.
  • Instead of applying one heavy coat, use more light coats over the surface.
  • Shake the cane often while spraying.
  • Then set the object aside for dry thoroughly.

Step 6:

Once all the finished items are dry thoroughly or at least for 24 hours attach birdhouses & food tray to the pallet with screws. Set your birdhouse pallet in a shady spot worthy for all birds to visit and embellish with potted plants.

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