I bought this park bench almost a decade ago. It's had one make over already where it got painted and the legs resprayed. I leave it outside all year whic his why it was in need of a 2nd makeover. Luckily, it just needed to be sanded and not stripped. The old paint came right off with a palm sander. I had dismantled it and left it in the garage and got yelled at for starting another project and not finish it it. Thanks to my Dad who was visiting and likes to keep busy, he stained it for me while I gave all the metal a coat of new paint. I'm sure with the stain, it will be easier to touch up in the future since it won't flake off. I'm thinking that this winter, I will find a place for it in the shed.