September 26, 2023


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YES, You Can Spray Paint That! | Thrifty Decor Chick

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What are you able to spray paint? Absolutely anything! 

Sure, you may (virtually all the time) use spray paint on that merchandise you are questioning about. 🙂 

Transformations with this paint are nice DIY initiatives for anybody who needs a fast and simple makeover. And the out there spray paint shade choices are infinite…so it is not arduous to search out the right tone in your challenge. 

Backside line is you will need to prep your merchandise properly (both a very good cleansing or a light-weight sanding) and use quite a few mild coats of paint as an alternative of fewer heavy ones. This may make sure the smoothest end.

At all times use these aerosol paints in a well-ventilated space! 

I’ve gathered a protracted listing of the varieties of gadgets that may be spray painted, and my overview of how each holds up over time. 

1. Steel surfaces

I discussed this one first as a result of it is the simplest to color (for my part) and holds up extremely properly over time. Additionally, I hardly ever use a sprig primer on metallic surfaces as a result of it is simply not wanted as a lot. 

white cabinets black hardware

There are about six doorways/drawers we use probably the most the place the handles get probably the most put on and tear, so these are the one ones that I’ve needed to repaint in all these years. (See pics in that submit linked above.)

Total I have been thrilled with how these have held up, and I extremely suggest this DIY if you would like to economize and replace your cupboard {hardware}. 

Spray portray metallic lighting fixtures is one among my favourite methods to replace an area! I’ve sprayed so many fixtures through the years and it is such a straightforward and fast approach to change them up. 

bookcases in dining room

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As a lot as I’ve grown to like a real brass decor, there are nonetheless some gadgets (like that mild) that simply look dated and washed out with that metallic tone. The black spray paint gave that fixture new life!

I really like these cute LED bookcase lights from IKEA. They provide nice ambient lighting in my IKEA closet makeover, however I did not love the colour. A coat of brass spray paint remodeled them: 
sweater storage in closet
blue white striped wallpaper

However the most effective transformation I’ve ever executed with spray paint was really an outside challenge. 

spray painted garage lights

You actually should see the earlier than to understand them! These nonetheless appeared nice YEARS later. I’ve additionally painted out of doors planters which have held up splendidly.

Lighting fixtures are an excellent newbie challenge if you happen to’re new to spray portray as a result of they’re up and out of the best way, so the end does not should be excellent. 😉 

And they’re hardly ever touched, so the painted end will keep lovely for a very long time!

One challenge that stunned me was our spray painted ground vents. I’ve executed this to our ground registers and wall vents at each homes and so they held up means higher than anticipated!: 
dark floors with white trim

These will get some scratches over time, but it surely’s minimal. I believe as a result of ground vents are out of the best way and other people hardly ever step on them. Nearly all of scratches are from vacuums. 

Portray your ground registers looks as if somewhat factor, however they actually look SO a lot better in a richer shade, or one which matches your flooring. 

And naturally, metallic decor like candle sticks or different ornamental objects are truthful recreation as properly. These are extra nice gadgets to spray since most decor will not be dealt with rather a lot. 

bay window with lights

They had been black and I painted them silver, as utensils ought to be. 😉 

2. Wooden objects

Spray portray residence decor made from wooden can generally take somewhat extra prep work, but it surely’s nonetheless a straightforward replace that makes an enormous distinction!

I discovered this lavatory caddy years in the past and turned it right into a rolling craft caddy with somewhat spray paint and wheels: 
rolling craft caddy

I completely LOVED that challenge! It was excellent when our son was little as a result of we may roll it round anyplace and preserve the provides corralled. 

candlestick side table

Have you ever ever priced out these little tables? They’re solely large enough for a drink or a e-book, however are SO costly! This Goodwill discover made this desk round $10 whole. 

cheese dome turned cloche

The wonderful thing about spray portray decor is which you could simply redo it through the years together with your altering model. And reusing one thing you have already got is so worthwhile!

3. Plastic gadgets

Spray paint holds up properly on a variety of plastic items, but it surely is dependent upon how you utilize them. 

I do NOT suggest spray portray child’s toys which will go into little mouths, however I’ve seen individuals spray pale out of doors toys (like slides and trip ons) with nice success! 

I’ve seen a pattern relating to the plastic I’ve sprayed through the years — it is virtually solely vacation decor. I spray painted a TON of the ornaments on our Christmas tree final yr!

It turned out so lovely, I plan to redo this look this season:

warm colors Christmas tree

Portray seasonal decor is such a cheap approach to change up your decor yr to yr. 

I’ve painted extra plastic pumpkins than I can rely!: 

I’ve additionally used spray paint to vary up low-cost Halloween decor from the greenback retailer — a brand new metallic end will elevate the look of virtually something! 

4. Ceramic decor

So far as I can keep in mind, I’ve solely spray painted ceramics twice. One was successful and one was a fail — I believe it comes right down to how a lot you deal with the merchandise. 

black plate faux fruit art

These held up nice and I by no means had a difficulty with the end, even after cleansing them. 

spray painted white pitcher

I used to be so excited at how properly it turned out, however the outcomes had been fleeting. It began flaking fairly shortly, even with good prep and layers of primer. 

Who is aware of? If it is an merchandise you do not have an attachment to, go forward and check out it! I’ve a pair vases I’ll strive it on once more. 

5. Spray portray furnishings

I’ve misplaced observe of what number of items of furnishings I’ve painted through the years! I’ve executed some by hand with a curler and brush, some with a paint sprayer and fairly just a few with cans of spray paint. 

The latter is unquestionably the simplest portray challenge, however I extremely suggest utilizing one among these spray paint can handles! They take the strain off your fingers and permit for a way more comfy course of, as these often take longer than the smaller initiatives I’ve talked about to date. 

Just a few years again I wished to interrupt up the entire mild wooden in our eating room, so I spray painted our mild wooden chairs black: 

And I am so glad I did! They’re used every day and have held up splendidly. I have never wanted to the touch them up in any respect, and any slight imperfections simply appear to be it is meant to be that means. 

This bamboo desk was a large number when I discovered it at a Habitat retailer — however just a few tweaks and a few black spray paint introduced it again to life!

black bamboo DIY bar cart

Utilizing spray paint as an alternative of latex is very good with furnishings like this one which has crooks and crevices. No have to get into all of these detailed areas with a brush. 

I sprayed our Rast dressers from IKEA as properly — we used them as evening stands. Spray paint makes fast work of those straightforward furnishings makeovers!:
light gray Rast nightstands

When choosing out your paint sheen, have in mind the look you need. 

Excessive-gloss and semi-gloss are the shiniest of the spray paints, and are extra reflective. Matte or satin have a decrease sheen and are much less shiny. 

I believe I lined the entire varieties of surfaces! 😁 I hope you discover this to be a useful information relating to spray portray completely different objects round your private home. 

Let me know if I forgot one thing! 

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