Refresh Old Garden Gates

by Marina Ingrit

I recently revamped my secret garden. Updating the garden meant I needed to also fix up the garden gates. After 8 years of wear and tear, they looked a little sad. I used my Super Finish Max sprayer to re-stain them and I have one up for grabs today thanks to HomeRight who is sponsoring today’s post. It was pretty easy to refresh old garden gates!

The Gates Before


Remove Hardware

First I removed the hardware. They were still in good shape so I spray painted them black and they looked good as new.




I sanded the gates to remove and flakes of stain and to make it smooth.



Clean Them Up!

After I sanded both sides of the gates, I hosed them off to remove all the dust and dirt.



Time to Stain

I draped a plastic tarp over the fence and propped the gates up against it. I filled my Super Finish Max (affiliate) with Dark Walnut stain and sprayed them. When you are done, make sure to clean the sprayer with soap and water if it was a water based paint or stain and with mineral spirits if it was an oil based paint or stain.



After they dried, I added new knobs and with Shane’s help, I got them back up.  If you missed the reveal of the Secret Garden with raised beds, you can check it out HERE.



I love how the dark brown looks against all the greenery.



If you have staining and painting projects on your list, I have a chance for you to win a Super Finish Max so you can knock them out FAST!


You must be at least 18 years old to enter. You must be a resident of the USA to enter. The giveaway will go from June 19, 2019 until June 25, 2019. A winner will be chosen by and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. The shipping of the prize is the responsibility of the company, in this case, HomeRight.


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This post was sponsored by HomeRight but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own 🙂


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