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

What are you able to spray paint? Absolutely anything! 

Sure, you’ll be able to (virtually at all times) use spray paint on that merchandise you are questioning about. 🙂 

Transformations with this paint are nice DIY tasks for anybody who needs a fast and simple makeover. And the accessible spray paint shade choices are limitless…so it isn’t onerous to search out the proper tone to your mission. 

Backside line is you will need to prep your merchandise effectively (both a great cleansing or a light-weight sanding) and use quite a few gentle coats of paint as a substitute of fewer heavy ones. This may make sure the smoothest end.

All the time use these aerosol paints in a well-ventilated space! 

I’ve gathered an extended record of the sorts of gadgets that may be spray painted, and my evaluate of how every one holds up over time. 

1. Metallic surfaces

I discussed this one first as a result of it is the best to color (for my part) and holds up extremely effectively over time. Additionally, I hardly ever use a twig 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 advocate this DIY if you would like to save cash and replace your cupboard {hardware}. 

Spray portray metallic lighting fixtures is one in every of my favourite methods to replace an area! I’ve sprayed so many fixtures through the years and it is such a simple and fast option 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 gentle) 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 perfect transformation I’ve ever performed with spray paint was truly an out of doors mission. 

spray painted garage lights

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

Lighting fixtures are an incredible newbie mission for those who’re new to spray portray as a result of they’re up and out of the way in which, so the end does not should be good. 😉 

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

One mission that shocked me was our spray painted flooring vents. I’ve performed this to our flooring registers and wall vents at each homes and so they held up approach higher than anticipated!: 
dark floors with white trim

These will get some scratches over time, nevertheless it’s minimal. I feel as a result of flooring vents are out of the way in which and folks hardly ever step on them. Nearly all of scratches are from vacuums. 

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

And naturally, metallic decor like candle sticks or different ornamental objects are honest recreation as effectively. These are extra nice gadgets to spray since most decor will not be dealt with loads. 

bay window with lights

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

2. Wooden objects

Spray portray dwelling decor fabricated from wooden can typically take just a little extra prep work, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a simple replace that makes an enormous distinction!

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

I completely LOVED that mission! It was good when our son was little as a result of we might roll it round wherever and maintain 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 ebook, however are SO costly! This Goodwill discover made this desk round $10 whole. 

cheese dome turned cloche

The beauty of spray portray decor is you can 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 effectively on a number of plastic items, nevertheless it depends upon how you employ them. 

I do NOT advocate 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 experience ons) with nice success! 

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

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

warm colors Christmas tree

Portray seasonal decor is such a reasonable option to change up your decor yr to yr. 

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

I’ve additionally used spray paint to alter 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 bear in mind, I’ve solely spray painted ceramics twice. One was successful and one was a fail — I feel it comes all the way 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 effectively it turned out, however the outcomes have been fleeting. It began flaking fairly rapidly, 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 take a look at 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 performed some by hand with a curler and brush, some with a paint sprayer and fairly a couple of with cans of spray paint. 

The latter is unquestionably the best portray mission, however I extremely advocate utilizing one in every of these spray paint can handles! They take the strain off your fingers and permit for a way more snug course of, as these often take longer than the smaller tasks I’ve talked about up to now. 

A number of years again I wished to interrupt up the entire gentle wooden in our eating room, so I spray painted our gentle wooden chairs black: 

And I am so glad I did! They’re used every day and have held up splendidly. I have not wanted to the touch them up in any respect, and any slight imperfections simply appear to be it is meant to be that approach. 

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

black bamboo DIY bar cart

Utilizing spray paint as a substitute of latex is particularly good with furnishings like this one which has crooks and crevices. No must get into all of these detailed areas with a brush. 

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

When choosing out your paint sheen, take into account 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 feel I coated the entire sorts of surfaces! 😁 I hope you discover this to be a useful information in relation to spray portray totally different objects round your property. 

Let me know if I forgot one thing!