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The Many Uses of Spray Paint

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The Many Uses of Spray Paint

It’s incredible how a bit of paint can make old or shabby furnishings look amazing again. If you’re eager to do a little recoloring project of your own, but find paint brushes and rollers a bit overwhelming or unwieldy, then say hello to the magic of spray paint. When applied correctly, spray paint can give furniture and other elements of your home décor a clean, fresh look quickly and inexpensively.  Here are some ways you can use spray paint.

For a Style Update

yellow lantern

    For spray-painting newbies, it’s always good idea to start out with a small project. Update the style of your accessories by spraying a few coats of yellow paint on a vintage metal lantern. With its bright new color, this fun decorative piece instantly cheers up your front porch or outdoor table setting. If a shiny brass lantern is more your style though, simply choose a bright gold metallic spray.

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    Spray Paint Tip: There are spray paints designed for use on specific materials, such as wood, metal, plastic, or cloth, so make sure to select the right one. Avoid cheap, generic spray paints and stick to high-quality brands, which are more durable and shoot a more consistent flow of paint.

    For a Smoother Finish

    blue dresser

      Spray paint gives your pieces a smoother look because there aren’t any paint brush marks. This is perfect when painting a piece of furniture so that surfaces are even. Of course, before you paint anything, lightly buff it first with a piece of fine-grit sandpaper to remove the original varnish. This ensures that the primer coat will adhere properly to the surface. Use painter’s tape, paper, or plastic wrap to cover any parts you don’t want to paint.

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      For Hard-to-reach Nooks and Crannies

      pink wicke chair

        For pieces of furniture that have hard-to-reach corners and detailing, spray paint definitely has the edge over the paint brush. It’s especially convenient when you want to turn drab, beige wicker furniture into eye-catching pieces that add a stylish pop of color to any space.

        Spray Paint Tip: Hold the can about 8 to 10 inches away from the subject and spray a light coat using even, side to side strokes. Spraying too much or too closely will cause the paint to drip. Let the paint dry thoroughly before applying succeeding coats.

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        For Wall Art

        stenciled wall

          Once you’ve gotten the hang of spray painting, you can move on to fancier and more creative projects. Experiment with stencils to place meaningful messages on welcome mats, or create fabulous patterns or designs on your floors or walls.

          This project from DIY Show Off shows you how to create a decorative accessory using spray paint. The finished piece has a vintage charm that is just perfect for the season.

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          Spray Paint Tip: A coating of clear spray-on sealant helps preserve the beauty of your project. Not all repainted furniture needs to be sealed, but often-used pieces, such as tables, desks, and chairs, need the extra protection.

          Convenient and versatile, spray paint truly is a little miracle in a can. So, pick up your favorite color of spray paint now and let your artistic juices flow.

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