Ken Wingard's Essential Staycation Carrier


  • Galvanized bucket or tub
  • Primer
  • Spray Paint
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Number or letter stencil
  • Masking tape
  • Sponge
  • Polyurethane


  1. Paint bucket with primer, let dry.
  2. Mask handles and rim with tape.
  3. Paint with spray paint.
  4. Using a sponge, apply acrylic paint to create an antique finish.
  5. Place stencil with tape and use acrylic paint to add number or monogram.
  6. Once dry, seal the buck with clear polyurethane.

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