Plastikote paints

How to: back to school with PlastiKote spray paint

Here are some simple, affordable ways to brighten up your child’s study area for the new school term with PlastiKote spray paint. Match their décor or add a bit of bling with Metallic! A great way to use up leftover spray paint.

 

Stationery tin can pots

Upcycle old tin cans, just make sure they’re clean and dry before spraying. We used Rose Gold Metallic for our makeover.

 

Rose Gold tin can Pen pot

 

 

Wooden files

Great for keeping text books and papers neat and tidy, prime them first before spray painting with colour.

 

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Blackboard 

No excuse to miss deadlines if they’re up on the board! Get a pice of MDF or wood cut to size and use PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint. If you’d like some top tips, check out this month’s vlog where we make a kitchen chalkboard.

 

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Decorative canvas

Make a simple piece of art for their wall – choose a saying that will inspire them! Sticky letters, a blank canvas and spray paint are all you need.

 

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How to: upgrade your BBQ with PlastiKote spray paint

If your barbecue is rusted or discoloured, you don’t need to go out and spend money on a new one. It’s quick and easy to refurbish your existing barbecue with PlastiKote Twist & Spray BBQ spray paint . If you keep it inside over the winter, it will be good to go when the sun comes out next year!

 

You will need:

Barbecue

Wire brush

Newspaper

Masking tape

PlastiKote spray paint for BBQ

 

1a - BBQ Before

 

How to: 

 

  • Remove any ash from the body of the barbecue.
  • Use a wire brush to key the surface and remove any rust or flakes of paint.
  • Use silver foil to clean the rust off the metal legs.

 

steps 1 and 2

 

  • Wash all the parts in hot, soapy water and dry carefully.
  • Shield any areas you don’t want to paint (like the interior of the bowl, any vent slides or handles) with newspaper and masking tape.

 

steps 3 & 4

 

  • Apply several fine, even coats of PlastiKote BBQ spray paint.
  • Allow to thoroughly dry before use.
  • Invite your friends round and get cooking!

 

BBQ after

 

NB Always follow the instructions on the reverse of the can.

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How to: Wedding bird cage and favour jars with PlastiKote Spray Paint

Rose Gold is the metallic of the moment and Plastikote Spray Paint has come up with some great projects to help you make the most of the trend. If you’re getting married and have chosen this pretty hue as part of your theme, use PlastiKote’s Metallic Rose Gold spray paint for personalised decorations – vases, frames, cake stands, favours jars, table settings. Here are a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

 

You will need:

Birdcage (we got this one from Hobbycraft)

Small glass jars

Newspaper/dust sheets

Lace

Double sided tape

PlastiKote Metallic in Rose Gold

 

how to before

 

How to: 

  • Make sure the jars and birdcage are clean and dry.
  • In a well-ventilated room or preferably outside, mask your spraying area with newspaper or dust sheets.
  • For the favours jars, wrap a length of lace around the jar using the double-sided tape to fix it in place.
  • Spray a couple of fine layers of Metallic Rose Gold, following instructions on the can.

 

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  • Remove the lace when just dry and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Fill with sweet treats, chutney or jam!
  • Spray the birdcage as above and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Fill with baby’s breath or foliage of your choice.

 

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Rose Gold is also available in our 100ml Fast Dry Enamel sprays – ideal for smaller projects or crafts.

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How to: create lace flower jars for your wedding day

Give your wedding day a personalised look and save money with PlastiKote spray paint. Transforming glass jars into pretty lace vases is quick and easy – and they will look so beautiful on your reception tables!

 

You will need:

Mason jar or similar

Newspaper/dust sheets

Lace

Double sided tape

Twist & Spray Colour in White Satin

 

How to:

  • Make sure the jar is clean and dry.
  • In a well-ventilated room or preferably outside, mask your spraying area with newspaper or dust sheets.
  • Wrap a length of lace around the jar using double-sided tape to fix it in place.

 

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  • Spray a couple of fine layers of Twist & Spray Colour in White Satin, following instructions on the can.

 

Jar being sprayed with PlastiKote Twist and Spray in White Satin

 

  • Remove the lace when just dry and allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Fill with wedding flowers!

 

Lace jar after 1

 

Lace jar after 2

 

There’s lots of colours to choose from in the Twist & Spray range – or you could use one of the Metallic range – Rose Gold, Silver, Gold and Copper to name but a few.

 

For more great wedding day ideas using PlastiKote spray paint click here to go to our Wedding Inspiration board on Pinterest.

 

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How to: create ‘grow your own’ labelling with PlastiKote spray paint

Hoorah, the warmer weather is finally here!  We love to ‘grow our own’ and it’s great to see everything starting to flourish. To help keep some order in the shed and garden, we’ve come up with some useful labelling ideas using PlastiKote spray paint.

 

You will need:

Seed trays

Wooden plant labels

Bulldog clips

Dust sheets/newspaper

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour spray paint

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Chalkboard

 

If you’re using plain seed trays, spray one side with PlastiKote Chalkboard. You can chalk on what you’ve planted and, when the seedlings have been potted on into the ground, use again for the next crop.

 

before and after seed boxes

 

Plain wooden plant labels have been sprayed with PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour. It’s a great way to use up spray paint as you need so little. Once dry, write on with permanent marker. You can always give them a quick re-spray next year if you want to plant a different crop.

 

vegetable tags

 

Keep seed packets tidy with bulldog clips. To get away from boring black, we’ve again used leftover spray paint to add some colour and stuck on letters so we can easily find our veg and flowers seeds.

 

bulldog clips

 

How to:

  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
  • Make sure the item you are spraying is clean and dry.
  • Following instructions on the can, spray the item with your spray paint of choice.
  • Allow to thoroughly dry before using.

 

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How to: easy Spring projects with PlastiKote spray paint

Add some pretty decorations and accessories to your home this Spring with PlastiKote spray paints. It’s so quick and easy to revamp or upcycle items you already have to make affordable accessories which will look stunning this Spring and beyond.

You will need:

Items to be upcycled – we used tin cans, an old cake stand and a Christmas wreath

Dust sheets/newspaper or a garden cane

PlastiKote  spray paint

 

EAster egg nest

We used Twist & Spray Leafy Rise to recycle this Christmas wreath into an Easter egg nest

 

How to:

  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
  • Make sure the item you are spraying is clean and dry.
  • Following instructions on the can, spray the item with your spray paint of choice.
  • Allow to thoroughly dry before using.

 

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We used Fast Dry Enamel Lavender, Hot Pink and Sky Blue to upcycle these tin cans into plant holders

 

How to cake stand

We used Twist & Spray Leafy Rise to revamp this cake stand for our cakes

 

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We used Twist & Spray Leafy Rise, Daffodil and Baby Blue to transform these tin cans into planters

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How to: make chalkboard herb pots with PlastiKote spray paint

Don’t let those plastic pots go to waste! Why not recycle them with PlastiKote spray paint and turn them into chalkboard herb pots. They make great presents – especially for Mother’s Day. It’s on Sunday 26th March for anyone who hasn’t already got it marked in their diary. Head over to Pinterest here to check out our other Mother’s Day gift ideas.

 

You will need:

Plastic soup pot or similar

Dust sheets/newspaper or a garden cane

PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint

Herb of your choice from the supermarket

 

How to:

  • Wash out the pot with soapy, hot water and allow to completely dry.
  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside OR place the pot over a garden cane stuck in the ground.
  • Following instructions on the can, apply a couple of layers of PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint to the pot. You can re-coat at anytime.

 

how to steps 1 and 2

 

  • Allow to dry. The pot will be touch dry in 2-3 hours but allow 7 days before using chalk on it.
  • Plant up with your favourite herb.

 

herb pots after

 

TOP TIP! Spray painting cans, bottles or plastic pots using a garden cane as a support makes it so much easier to spray all areas.

Why not spray 3 or 4 pots and make a little herb garden? These terracotta pots have had the same treatment, though we would recommend using PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer in Black first as terracotta is very porous.

 

chalkboard herb pots

 

If you’re looking for other Mother’s Day gift ideas, click here and head over to our special Pinterest page!

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How to: create a Rose Gold vase and frame with PlastiKote spray paint

Introducing the latest addition to the PlastiKote spray paint family – Rose Gold! It’s THE precious metal and interior metallic of the moment and this spray paint version makes it easy to add a Rose Gold accent to any room. Spray frames, vases, lamp stands, almost anything! Available in 100ml or 400ml cans, it’s an affordable way to keep up with the trend.

You will need:

Vase and frame (we got ours from Hobbycraft)

Dust sheets/newspaper

Masking tape

PlastiKote Metallic in Rose Gold

 

Rose gold and items to be sprayed

 

How to:

 

  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
  • Mask the areas you don’t want to be sprayed using the masking tape and newspaper.
  • Following instructions on the can, spray the unmasked areas with the Rose Gold Metallic spray paint.

 

Items to be sprayed

 

  • Allow to dry. They will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • When completely dry, remove the masking tape.
  • Add a photo to the frame, flowers in the vase and put pride of place in your home!
  • Use it on a range of items to bring Rose Gold into your home.

 

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PlastiKote Rose Gold - large vase for SPI

 

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How to: accessorise your home with PlastiKote spray paint

Ring the changes for the New Year with PlastiKote spray paint.

When all the Christmas decs are taken down, everywhere can look a bit tired. Add some vibrant accessories without breaking the bank by spraying what you already have. We livened up a boring shelving unit by spraying wicker baskets and some mismatched vases and re-styling. We love this bright corner of the sitting room!

 

You will need

Wicker baskets

Vases

Dustsheets/newspaper

PlastiKote Twist & Spray

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How to

 

  • Spread newspaper/dust sheet out in a well-ventilated working area or outside.
  • Shake the can well to mix the paint. Apply two to three coats of PlastiKote Twist & Spray in the colour of your choice. We chose Bright Red Gloss, Pink Burst Gloss and Orange Gloss. Allow 5 – 10 minutes between coats to dry.
  • The items will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 24 hours.
  • Have fun being a stylist! Use the wicker baskets to store some of the bits and pieces from the shelves to make room for a few statement vases!

 

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How to: frosted lace tealight holders with PlastiKote spray paint

These frosted lace tealight holders are just perfect for Christmas. They will look fabulous as part of your table decoration and can add elegance to any corner of a room. This is our favourite sort of project: a simple makeover using PlastiKote spray paint that elevates the humble glass jar to a whole new level  – just in time for the festive season. Perfect!

 

You will need

 

Old glass jars

Length of lace

Double sided tape

PlastiKote Glass Frosting

Tealights

 

How to

  • Prepare your area for spraying with dustsheets or newspaper – either in a well-ventilated room or outside.
  • Make sure the jars are clean and dry. Cut a length of lace to go round the jar and fix using the double-sided tape, making sure the lace is tight to the jar.

 

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  • Apply two or three fine layers of PlastiKote Glass Frosting following instructions on the can. Don’t be tempted to get total coverage in one go – build the layers until you’re happy with the look.
  • Once the Frosting is completely dry, carefully remove the lace.

 

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  • Pop in a tealight and make it part of your table decorations this Christmas.

 

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