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How to: candlestick updates with PlastiKote spray paint

Candlesticks have always been one of our favourite spray projects as it is so quick and easy to change the look with PlastiKote spray paint. As the seasons change, so do our candlesticks! At this time of year, look at what you have and think about updating your collection for the festive season. Ring the changes again in Spring with brighter, sunnier hues.

how to candle 2We gathered this selection and gave them a makeover with Metallic Silver and Twist & Spray White Satin spray paints. These colours work well throughout the year, not only at Christmas.

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These two images show the candelabra before it was sprayed with Metallic Silver for the first pic above. Using up left-over Fast Dry Enamel spray paint, the multi-coloured candelabra looked fab on a summer dining table. Toned down with Twist & Spray Matt Black, the candelabra adds a certain elegance to the black and white themed dining table.

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If a shiny metallic finish is not your thing, try Metallic Brushed Nickel spray paint which has a flat silver finish. Spraying a collection of candlesticks one colour brings cohesion to an otherwise mismatched grouping.

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This collection of slim stemmed pretties has been sprayed with various colours from the Fast Dry Enamel spray paint range. The coloured candles complement their holders

It really is so easy to do. Just make sure the candlesticks are clean and dry before applying the spray paint of your choice and follow the instructions on the can. Simple!

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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How to: Halloween decoration with PlastiKote spray paint

Halloween is big business with costumes, decorations and spooky treats filling the shelves at this time of year. If you want to join the fun but are on a budget, get creative with a can of PlastiKote spray paint. One can of PlastiKote Twist & Spray paint in Black Matt or Satin would be enough to do all of these projects!

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Recycle an old wreath – spray it black and then be creative with the decoration. We stuck on fluorescent BOO but you could twist toy snakes around it, hang bats or spiders from it, even stick bits of old dolls to it – macabre!

 

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A plain door mat has had a Halloween message sprayed on using a stencil made from a cereal box.

 

Pumpkin face in copy

Using newspaper and masking tape to define the features, spray faces on pumpkins for a twist on the traditional jack o’ lantern.

 

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Spray some twigs in black, push them into a pumpkin and use a bat stencil to make some paper bats to hang from the twigs. Use the stencil to spray a bat shape on the pumpkin.

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 Halloween inspiration, check out our Pinterest page.

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How to: Create stylish storage with PlastiKote spray paint

You can never have enough storage and baskets are a great way of keeping things tidy! These inexpensive Ikea baskets can be used for a whole host of storage solutions and, with the help of PlastiKote spray paint, look good too!

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Using pretty heritage colours from the PlastiKote Chalk range – Frost Blue, Pale Rose and Pastel Green – we sprayed three baskets, choosing to paint one half of each basket to keep a rustic feel.

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The Pastel Green basket found its way to the kitchen. It works well (and looks great!) as storage for fruit and veg on the counter top.

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A useful addition to the bathroom, the Frost Blue basket holds toiletries and cloths for overnight guests.

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A handy container to take cutlery and napkins out on a sunny summer’s evening for dining al fresco, the Pale Rose basket has yet to find a permanent home (though thinking it may work well in the bedroom to hold hairbrushes and straighteners…).

Are you inspired? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Make sure the basket is clean and dry.
  2. Use Chalk spray paint in the colour of your choice, following instructions on the can.
  3. Allow to thoroughly dry before putting into use.

If you do spray your own baskets, do tag us on Instagram #plastikoteuk or send in via email info@spraypaintideas.co.uk – we’d love to see them.

For more interior projects, check out our Pinterest page.

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How to: garden furniture makeover with PlastiKote spray paint

Recycle, recycle, recycle! That’s our ethos and this garden furniture set shows that we practise what we preach. The beauty of PlastiKote spray paint is not only can it bring something back to life but if you get bored of the colour or need to change the look, you can do so quickly, easily and inexpensively.

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This garden table and chairs were inherited nine years ago in a sad and sorry state after many years of use. Using PlastiKote Metal Protekt spray paint in Black, it was brought back to its former glory.

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A couple of years later, the set was sprayed this gorgeous red and moved to become a focal point in a leafy spot in the garden.

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A house move meant the furniture found a new home on a parterre with a colour scheme of white and green planting. The red was too harsh, so Warm Grey was chosen to tone it down.

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With the introduction of PlastiKote’s NEW Garden spray paint, we couldn’t resist the Surf Green and the table and chairs were sprayed to now sit proudly in their new sunny spot overlooking the lawn.

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If you’re considering spraying your garden furniture, here are some top tips:

  • Make sure the furniture is clean and dry. Use wire wool or a wire brush to clean off any flakes of rust or old paint. Wash with warm soapy water before allowing to dry thoroughly.
  • If you’re back to bare metal or wood in any area on the furniture, we’d definitely recommend using a PlastiKote Primer – Metal Primer if you have rust spots. Even if you’re just covering old paint, after prepping as above, priming will not only ‘kill’ the colour you’re covering and give you a good surface for the top coat, it will also give you added durability.
  • Follow instructions on the can for the best finish.
  • Allow to thoroughly harden off before using.
  • If possible, put garden furniture in a shed or garage over the winter to protect paint from the harsher weather.

For more garden projects, check out our Garden Glory board on Pinterest.

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How to: create colourful outdoor dining with PlastiKote spray paint

Eating outdoors is one of many pleasures on a sunny summer’s day.  From a family barbecue to an evening supper for two, it’s great to make the effort and lay an enticing table. Here are a couple of  simple ideas using PlastiKote spray paint that are quick and easy to do and won’t cost a fortune. Your summer table will look bright and beautiful!

You will need:

Paper doilies (from Hobbycraft, The Range and other good retailers)

Terracotta plant pot and saucer

Newspaper/dustsheets/cardboard

PlastiKote Fluorescent spray paint

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer in White

Paper Doily place mats

How to:

  • In a well-ventilated room or preferably outside, use newspaper or dustsheets to mask the area where you are spray painting.
  • Place the doilies on cardboard to keep them flat.

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  • Apply a couple of fine layers of PlastiKote Fluorescent spray paint following instructions on the can. We chose Fluorescent Pink and Green. Allow 5-10 minutes between coats.
  • The doilies will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • You could also use PlastiKote Metallic, Twist & Spray, Chalk or Fast Dry Enamel spray paints for different colours and effects.

 

Flower pot cutlery or napkin holder

How to:

  • In a well-ventilated room or preferably outside, use newspaper or dustsheets to mask the area where you are spray painting.

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  • Terracotta pots are very porous so it’s recommended to prime the pot and saucer first with PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer in White, following instructions on the can.
  • When they are thoroughly dry, apply 2-3 layers of PlastiKote Fluorescent spray paint again, following instructions on the can. Allow 5-10 minutes between coats. For this project, we chose Fluorescent Green and Yellow.

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  • Allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Use for napkins, cutlery or line with a napkin and fill with fruit for dessert.

For more easy projects, check out our Mini Makes board on Pinterest.

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How to: create beautiful wedding decorations with PlastiKote spray paint

Whether you’re on a budget or not, it’s lovely to add a personal touch to a wedding. With PlastiKote spray paint and some tin cans and bottles, you can create some pretty table decorations for your special day.

You will need:

Tin cans and bottles

Newspaper/dustsheets

PlastiKote Metallic spray paint

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour

How to:

  • Make sure the cans and bottles are clean and dry.

 

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  • In a well-ventilated room or preferably outside, use newspaper or dustsheets to mask the area where you are spray painting.

 

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  • Apply a couple of fine layers of your chosen spray paint, following instructions on the can. We used Metallic Gold, Metallic Copper and Twist & Spray Colour in White Satin.

 

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  • Allow to thoroughly dry.  Fill with your chosen flowers and arrange, in groups or individually, they look stunning!

 

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Here are a couple more ideas on upcycling glass jars using stencils, perfect for decorating a wedding table:

 

A heart stencil adds a pretty detail - works well as a tea light holder.
A heart stencil adds a pretty detail – works well as a tea light holder.

Spray over a strip of lace to leave a delicate pattern - gorgeous!
Spray over a strip of lace to leave a delicate pattern – gorgeous!

 

For more ideas, check out our Wedding Inspiration board on Pinterest.

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How to: NEW Garden colours from PlastiKote spray paint

Colourful Garden Pots

Introducing NEW Garden colours from PlastiKote spray paint. Available in 10 gorgeous matt colours, it can be used on wood, metal, plastic, stone and wicker, making it ideal for outdoor craft projects as well as furniture, planters and garden ornaments. With a water-based formulation and 90% less solvents, PlastiKote Garden paint is kinder to the home – and to the environment.

This month’s ‘how to’ is a quick and easy project to recycle those plastic pots that nursery plants come in – so much better than adding to landfill.

You will need:

Plastic pots

Dust sheets/newspaper or a garden cane

PlastiKote Garden spray paint

How to:

  • Make sure the pot is clean and dry.

 

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  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside. Or you could use our top tip of popping the pot to be sprayed on a garden cane stuck in the ground.

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  • Apply a couple of fine layers of Garden spray paint in the colour of your choice, following instructions on the can.
  • Allow to thoroughly dry before potting up and displaying in your garden.

PlastiKote Garden Colours - Sea View, Azalea, Light Blue

For more ideas, check out our Garden Pinterest page.

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How to: Chalkboard chopping board with PlastiKote spray paint

Chalkboard chopping board

Chalkboards are useful additions in the home, none more so than in the kitchen. We’ve made several over the years but this is a cute chopping board makeover using a chopping board from The Range and Chalkboard from PlastiKote spray paint that you can hang up or sit on the kitchen counter to jot down reminders for your shopping list or appointments.

You will need:

Chopping Board (ours is from The Range)

Dust sheets/newspaper

Masking tape

PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer

 

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How to:

 

  • Make sure the board is clean and dry.
  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside
  • We recommend priming bare wood because of its porous nature. Following instructions on the can, prime the board with PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer.

 

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  • When thoroughly dry, apply a couple of layers of PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint. You can re-coat at anytime.
  • Allow to dry. The board will be touch dry in 2-3 hours but allow 7 days before using chalk on it.

 

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Here are a couple of other projects for the kitchen using PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint.

 

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These cute spice jars are a great way of using up leftover Chalkboard spray paint.

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Recycle old place mats with a can of Chalkboard spray paint. Great for place names at a dinner party or keeping the children amused between courses.

For more ideas, check out our Chalkboard Pinterest page here. If you want to find out more about PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint, go to our website here.

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How to: Easter treat jars with PlastiKote spray paints

Easter treat jars

What is nicer than a homemade gift, whether it’s for a Easter, a birthday or just to say you care? These cute little jars made with PlastiKote spray paint could be adapted for any occasion.

You will need:

Glass jar

Small pine drawer knob

Masking tape

PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel spray paint

Decorative washi tape

 

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How to:

  • Clean the glass jar and lid with soapy water and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Using a hot glue gun, stick the pine knob to the lid of the jar. Leave to dry.
  • Mask the jar so that you have a strip around the middle to spray.
  • Following instructions on the can, spray the jar and the lid. Two fine layers are better than one thick one.

 

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  • Allow to thoroughly dry. The paint will be touch dry in under an hour and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • Apply a strip of decorative washi tape to add interest to the jar.
  • Fill with sweet treats for a pretty, personal gift at Easter or anytime.

 

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How to: gifts from a heart shaped stencil and PlastiKote spray paint

A handmade gift is always much appreciated and never more so than on February 14th! But don’t just make it on Valentine’s Day – our gifts, from a heart shaped stencil and PlastiKote spray paint are made with love for any day of the year…

 

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To make a Valentine’s vase, tealight holder or gift jar, you will need:

 

Glass jar, bottle, vase

Cardboard with double sided tape OR Large sticky label

PlastiKote spray paint: in our projects we used Stained Glass, Glass Frosting and Metallic Silver

 

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How to:

  • Make sure the jar, bottle or vase is clean and dry.
  • Draw a heart shape on the cardboard or label and cut out.
  • Stick the heart to the jar.
  • Apply the spray paint following instructions on the can.
  • When dry, carefully remove the heart shape to reveal the clear heart underneath.

 

 

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