Wine Barrel Bands: What Color Looks Best?

4 Hoop band options

Hoop band options

As the story goes, we did these decorative wine barrels with the thought that it would match up with our trim around the house, so they became green – Hunter green to be specific.  However, as time went on, we felt the burgundy look might be best as it matched up with the barrels color.  Then when we saw black on some whiskey barrels, it added a distinctive look that set off the barrel.

With that said, and along with the idea that we could just buff out the stainless steel bands and go with a more natural look, what do you feel looks the best?  Possibly another color might be your favorite?  Note: we’ve looked into chroming the bands, but the cost is quite high and for now, we won’t offer that as an option.  Although feel free to vote that in as an alternative.

You can vote once a week and let your friends in on the poll as well.  Thanks.

Salootie Patootie,

Daryle W. Hier




2 thoughts on “Wine Barrel Bands: What Color Looks Best?

  1. Donna Gardner

    I really would like to know what kind of paint to use on the bands. They are galvanized and most spray paint say not to use on galvanized metal. My bands are sanded off and ready. Thought about using a hammered look paint till I read the can. Open to any suggestions as it’s been quite a bit of work till this point. Looking good but don’t want to ruin it.


    1. PasoDr Post author

      The zinc in galvanized bands makes it tough to bond to. We have found that if you sand off the zinc, then the paint can adhere to the steal band properly. Hope this helps and thanks for the question.



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