Good Questions: Should I Spray or Should I Go?

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Hello AT,

I have the Lesvik Ikea shoe bench in my entranceway; it has great storage, but not so attractive. My husband convinced me to buy the hat/coat rack as well, which is pretty drab. I've never put the rack up. Now I'm thinking if I paint both a great color (deep red?) it might work in my modern entrance way. The walls are white. Do I paint or spray paint?

Thanks. Alice!

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Dear Alice,

The range of colors you will get in spray is not very large, and we would recommend using a primer and then an enamel paint brushed on anyway to get a good, long lasting finish. If you are careful you will get a really shiny, smooth finish.

Anyone have another approach?

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