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How to: Download the NEW PlastiKote spray paint Colour Finder App

We are delighted to introduce the new Colour Finder App from PlastiKote spray paint.

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This clever little app will help you find a colour match to, say, a favourite fabric, vase or flower. Take a picture on your smartphone or import an image from Pinterest and this easy-to-use app will enable you to find the nearest colour match in the PlastiKote spray paint range.

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There’s a colour palette for you to browse, products to discover and a handy option to find your nearest store. You can even visit the blog and enter our latest competition via the app.

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If you’re new to spray painting or are looking for ideas for your next makeover, talk a look at the Tips and Inspiration section where you’ll find top tips for spray painting and short videos to inspire a new project.

 

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Available on the App Store or Google Play, download the app today!

(Click on the store icon to download.)

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Top tips: prepping garden furniture for PlastiKote spray paint

After sitting out over the winter, garden furniture can look tired and in need of some TLC to give it a new lease of life ready for the summer.

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Here are some top tips for prepping your garden furniture ready for a PlastiKote spray paint makeover:

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  1. Whether your furniture is metal, wooden or wicker, make sure it’s free of any flakes of old paint and, in the the case of metal furniture, rust. Use wire wool or a wire brush to get rid of any stubborn flakes.

3- clean with a damp cloth

2. Lightly sand the surface to get a good key, then wash with warm, soapy water to remove any dust or dirt. Allow to dry.

3. Set up your spray area with plenty of dust sheets or newspaper. It is preferable to spray paint outdoors on a warm, still day.

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4. For added durability and greater adhesion, use a suitable PlastiKote Primer.

5 - spraying chair with PlastiKote Garden in Surf Green copy

5. When the Primer is thoroughly dry, use the PlastiKote spray paint of choice and colour, following instructions on the can.

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6. Our recommended choice of spray paint for garden furniture (wicker, metal or wood) is a PlastiKote Primer, followed by PlastiKote Garden spray paint.

Follow us on Instagram @plastikoteuk for more ideas and projects. And don’t forget to tag us if you make something using PlastiKote spray paint – we love seeing them.

For product information, visit the website www.plastikote.co.uk.

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Competition: win a £50 Ikea gift card with PlastiKote spray paint

As this is written, the sky is blue, the sun is out and the birds are twittering – Spring is on its way! And with Spring comes the thoughts of decluttering and cleaning the home. The words ‘spring clean’ may conjure up visions of cleaning cloths, mops and a lot of elbow grease but for us, it’s a time to give tired favourites a refresh with PlastiKote spray paint. Here are three easy projects to illustrate what a couple of coats of PlastiKote spray paint can achieve. Which is your favourite?

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A – Cabinet sprayed with Chalk in Pale Rose 

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B – Table sprayed with Twist & Spray Colour in Black Gloss and Metallic Gold

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C – Baskets sprayed with Twist & Spray Colour in Pink Burst Gloss and Orange Gloss (vases also given a makeover to include Bright Red Gloss). Actually, had a proper spring clean with these shelves – decluttered and cleaned!

To enter this month’s competition, just tell us which is your favourite ‘spring clean’ – A, B or C – and you could win a £50 Ikea gift card.  Email us your answer together with your name, address and phone number to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk and put MAR COMP as the subject. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 30th April. Good luck!

We run a competition every month and entrants’ email addresses are added to our database to receive our monthly newsletter. If you wish to enter our competition but do not want to receive the monthly newsletter, please state NO MARKETING in your email.

Thank you to everyone who entered our January competition. Our congratulations to Jackie from Hayling Island, who has won a £50 Hobbycrafat gift card. She chose French Grey as her favourite new colour from the Twist & Spray Colour range – a great neutral that goes with just about anything!

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For terms and conditions for the March competition, click here.

Want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint? Visit our website here for more information and lots of inspirational ideas

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Reader project: make a Gin Bar with PlastiKote spray paint

The spraypaintideas team love to see how you use PlastiKote spray paint to transform bits and pieces around the house, from simple frame makeovers to handmade, customised furniture – and everything in between.

This gin bar from Rosie on Instagram – _@rosieanne – recently caught our eye, putting two of our favourite things in one project – PlastiKote spray paint and gin!  It’s a stylish and useful upcycle of a storage trolley from Hobbycraft.

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Rosie says: “I absolutely LOVE my gin and wanted somewhere to display everything and create a little gin corner without having to splash out on an expensive bar!

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So I decided to create one myself and was surprised at how easy it was to use spray paint. I primed everything first and then used Rose Gold/Copper spray paint on the frame and Night Navy for the drawers.

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This was my first project using the paint and I can’t recommend it enough. Easy to apply, quick to dry and the finish is fab! Super impressed with the turn out and now I have somewhere pretty to store my gins! (Any excuse to buy more pretty bottles!)”

We really enjoy seeing the diverse mix of ideas and creations using PlastiKote spray paints. If you have a spray paint project you’d like to share with us, email info@spraypaintideas.co.uk. If we feature it on our blog, you’ll get some ‘thank you’ spray paints.

For more information and inspiration from PlastiKote, follow us on Instagram here.

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Garden from PlastiKote spray paint

Garden from PlastiKote spray paint has just been announced as a finalist in the Decorating Product of the Year category in the 2019 DIY Week Awards.

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PlastiKote Garden is one of the new range of environmentally-friendly  products recently launched. With its water-based formulation and 90% less solvents, Garden spray paint is kinder to the home – and to the environment. Available in ten gorgeous colours, it is both decorative and durable.

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Easy to use and quick drying, use Garden spray paint to smarten up tired-looking furniture and give it a new lease of life. Use on pots, planters and garden ornaments.  Suitable for wood, metal, plastic, stone and wicker, it is ideal for most outdoor projects.

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Garden is available in a 400ml can with an RRP of £8.22 and is available in the following colours:

PlastiKote Garden colour chart

For more information, call 0031 561 694400 or email customerservice@nl.motipdupli.com.

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How to: PlastiKote spray paint – New Year, New Colours

Introducing the latest addition to the PlastiKote spray paint family – Matt Classic Teal, Dusty Coral, Duck Egg Blue, French Grey and Satin Lime Green in the Twist & Spray Colour range. They work beautifully together or can be used individually to update items around the home – spray frames, vases, lamp stands, chairs, almost anything! Available in 400ml cans, it’s an affordable way to add a splash of colour or keep up with the trend.

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If you’re a spray paint novice, PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour paint is a great product to start you on your spraying journey. It’s easy to use, quick to dry and can be applied to almost any surface. And no annoying brush strokes!

Here’s a super simple project that anyone can do.

You will need:

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PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour (we used Classic Teal, Dusty Coral and Lime Green)

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As we wanted to spray only the bottom half of our belly baskets, this set of three (from Amazon) were perfect as they came folded as in the picture above allowing them to be sprayed without having to mask any area. If you purchase some that aren’t folded, use masking tape and newspaper to mask off the area you don’t want sprayed.

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Apply the Twist & Spray Colour of your choice following instructions on the can. Make sure the basket is dry and clean before starting and use long, even strokes to build up the colour. It is recommended to build the layers rather than try to get an even coverage in one go. A project like this should only need two coats, allowing 15-30 minutes between each coat. The basket will be touch dry in under an hour.

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Allow to thoroughly dry before putting into use.

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Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to have a go. Share your ideas with us on Facebook or Instagram #plastikoteuk – we’d love to see them.

For more inspiration, check out our ideas on Pinterest page.

 

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Reader project: Metallic changes with PlastiKote spray paint

After the Christmas decorations have been put back in the attic, your house can feel a bit drab and uninspiring. An easy way to inject some colour or introduce a new accent into a colour scheme is to use PlastiKote spray paint.

Instagrammer Kaval, @1st_home_journey, has done just that, not because the house was drab – far from it – but because nothing was the right colour! Kaval explains:

“I recently purchased a property with my partner and needed to furnish the whole house. I kept finding furniture that was perfect but in the wrong colour! This happened repeatedly and I missed out on so many amazing pieces for the house because of it.

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Whilst I was walking through The Range one day in search of wallpaper, I discovered PlastiKote! It was the copper coloured spray paint that initially caught my eye as I had been wanting a copper clock for a while.

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Once I’d sprayed the clock from silver to copper so easily, I went on a bit of a spray painting frenzy and have ended up with four mirrors, two side tables and a clock that have all been sprayed from their original colour using PlastiKote!

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Such a fantastic way to find amazing things for around the house when you know you can change the colour of them for less than a tenner!”

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We’re delighted that Kaval has found PlastiKote spray paint and is a convert to the ease and affordability of recycling items around the home.

We really enjoy seeing the diverse mix of ideas and creations using PlastiKote spray paints. If you have a spray paint project you’d like to share with us, email info@spraypaintideas.co.uk. If we feature it on our blog, you’ll get some ‘thank you’ spray paints.

For more information and inspiration from PlastiKote, visit our website here.

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Competition: win a £50 Hobbycraft voucher with PlastiKote spray paint

Is your New Year’s resolution to get more creative? Enter the PlastiKote spray paint competition and you could win a £50 Hobbycraft gift card to go shopping for some crafty goodies!

If you’ve seen our ‘How T’o post on this month’s blog, you’ll know that five new colours have been added to the PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour range.

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To enter this month’s competition, just tell us which is your favourite colour – A Lime Green, B French Grey, C Dusty Coral, D Duck Egg Blue or E Classic Teal.  Email us your answer together with your name, address and phone number to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk and put JAN COMP as the subject. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 28th February. Good luck!

We run a competition every month and entrants’ email addresses are added to our database to receive our monthly newsletter. If you wish to enter our competition but do not want to receive the monthly newsletter, please state NO MARKETING in your email.

Thank you to everyone who entered our December competition. Our congratulations to Ann from Roade, Northampton, who has won a £50 Ikea gift card. She correctly answered the question asking which seed heads had been sprayed in this picture. The answer, of course, was B – Alliums.

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For terms and conditions for the January competition, click here.

Want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint? Visit our website here for more information and lots of inspirational ideas

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