How to Paint a Wood Tray

Transform a plain thrift store wood tray into a chic and modern bar tray with a few strokes of a paint brush.

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How to Paint a Wood Tray
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Color selection made simple – Glidden has selected the most popular colors of paint so you can literally grab a can from Walmart's shelf and go.  No mixing, no waiting…

Color selection made simple – Glidden has selected the most popular colors of paint so you can literally grab a can from Walmart's shelf and go. No mixing, no waiting…

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Start by sanding the surface of the tray to slightly rough it up so the paint has something to adhere to. Clean and let dry. Go over surface with a tack cloth to make sure all dust + dirt is removed.

Start by sanding the surface of the tray to slightly rough it up so the paint has something to adhere to. Clean and let dry. Go over surface with a tack cloth to make sure all dust + dirt is removed.

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I used the color Red Delicious. The paint already has a primer in it, so there is no need to prime first. Brush on one light coat and let dry.

I used the color Red Delicious. The paint already has a primer in it, so there is no need to prime first. Brush on one light coat and let dry.

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Apply 2 or more light coats of paint until surface is covered evenly. Let each coat dry before applying the next.

Apply 2 or more light coats of paint until surface is covered evenly. Let each coat dry before applying the next.

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Let dry 24 hours before use.  For more painting tips, check out Glidden's blog at MyColortopia.com

Let dry 24 hours before use. For more painting tips, check out Glidden's blog at MyColortopia.com

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For more decor and DIY ideas visit inmyownstyle.com

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