This is an update post. Last year I scored a great deal on a climbing rose bush at an "end of season sale" and my husband spray painted an old worn out bench "turquoise" for me. Well, this year the rose bush is thriving and the bench has nicely "weathered" the elements. The paint on the bench has faded quite a bit, but I think I like it better now than when it was all glossy and new. What do you think?