Revamping a Playground using Benjamin Moore’s ARBORCOAT® Premium Exterior Stain

100 Things 2 Do Playground Project

It’s fun when one of our regular clients comes into the store and tells us they have a special project that they want to work on.  This projected happened to be a revamping of a playground structurein their backyard with a bit of a treehouse component.  At Clancy’s Rainbow, we are always up for the challenges that our clients give us, whether it is choosing the perfect pink for your baby girls bedroom or the darkest navy for your home theatre or colours for your outdoor playground structures, we are here to help bring colour into your life.  You can imagine the fun our design team had with this particular project: making a children’s playground a little bit more grown up - a tween makeover.  By adding great little touches like tire seating, shelving nooks and playful games stencilled onto the platform, these tweens are bound to enjoy their new outdoor play space. 

Our client is the creative DIY blogger Shelly from 100 things 2 Do.  She came into our store with pictures and ideas of what she wanted to do to update the playground structure.  Sections were going to be added and expanded.   A reading nook area was going to be created and decorated with a few recycled objects.  Some projects were already completed as she used paint to transform these items.  Shelly wanted to add a bit of fun and whimsy to the playground and our team was happy to collaborate .  Once we understood the overall vision for the project, the design team came up with a few suggestions of colours and patterns that she could incorporate. 

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100 Things 2 Do - DIY Playground

We proposed incorporating a tic-tac-toe game that she could easily paint in bright colours right on the playground structure.  Shelly used Arborcoat to stain the fence, the structure and the accessories.  She liked how the solid finish provided the versatility of being able to tint it in any Benjamin Moorecolour.  Arborcoat Stain comes in easy to use water base or Classic Oil formulas which comes in 5 finishes:

  • ARBORCOAT Stain-Translucent Flat (F623)

  • ARBORCOAT Clear Coat Low Lustre (K636)

  • ARBORCOAT Stain- Semi Transparent Flat (K638)

  • ARBORCOAT Stain- Semi Solid Flat (K639)

  • ARBORCOAT Stain- Solid Matte (K640)

We are so please to be able to help Shelly out with her project.  You can read all of the posts on her blog:

If you need any help choosing colours or you need a little help with a design.  Come into our store located at 1030 Adelaide Street North and our new location (coming soon) on Wonderland Road North, in London, Ontario.  We will be happy to help with your design dream..