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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.

 

how to herb and spice pots

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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Competition: Win a £50 gift card from The Range with PlastiKote spray paint

Win a £50 gift card from The Range with PlastiKote spray paint in our April competition! And if you want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint visit our website here.

We love a metallic accent around the home and it’s so quick and easy to achieve with Metallic from PlastiKote spray paint. Spray a vase, frame or lamp stand with one of the gorgeous metallic colours from the PlastiKote spray paint range.  We’ve chosen three of our favourite metallic finishes – but which is your favourite? The winner will be chosen at random from all entries.

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To enter this month’s competition, just email us the name of your favourite Metallic from A: Copper B: Rose Gold and C: Silver together with your name, address and phone number to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk and put APR 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, so do sign up to our newsletter to make sure you are in with a chance to win.

Thank you to everyone for entering our March competition.  Our congratulations to  Georgia McAllister from Whitehaven who chose C – the Easter project below.

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For the terms and conditions of our April competition, click here.

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

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Top tip: using PlastiKote spray paint on a wet and windy day

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is how do I spray paint when it is raining or windy?

The answer is simple – we use a garage or shed and a cardboard box as a spray booth. A spray booth is easy to make, extremely effective and usually free! Get a big box – the bigger the better.  Set it up in your garage or shed, preferably on an old table already covered with newspaper or cardboard.

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Another top tip is to use a smaller box inside your booth to act as a plinth to stand your item to be sprayed on. This can easily be moved to enable access all round your sprayed item without having to touch it. Place the object you want to spray on the plinth and spray.

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The overspray stays on the inside of the box.  A spray paint booth is ideal for using PlastiKote spray paint on small projects.

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Instagrammer project: be bold with PlastiKote spray paint colours

We tend to stick to using colours that we know and that are ‘safe’. However, that might all be changing since we found @patirobins on Instagram! Pati’s bold use of colour against dark backdrops has inspired us to experiment. Here’s what Pati has to say about her style:

“I am a Polish maximalist and serial eBayer, living in UK for past 12 years. I love colours and changing things around but sadly budget does not always match to what I want to achieve.

 

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Over the years I have managed to source some beautiful secondhand  accessories and furniture from places like ebay , gumtree , charity shops, freebie sites and from family and friends. I always look beyond the colour of the item I find as this can easily be changed with PlastiKote spray paint.  I have always used this brand, I swear by it . It is also a great way to renew your existing pieces without spending much as well saving them from going into landfill. You can spray just about anything. My mirror in the hallway over the years has been painted all the colours of the rainbow – it breathed a new lease of life into something I had fallen out of love with.

 

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Colour can transform any space  – and if you want to add pops of colour, you can spray anything from lampshades ( providing you use led light bulbs that don’t get hot) to candlestick holders. Pop a few coloured pieces here and there and watch the space come alive. When you get bored, grab another can of PlastiKote and get spraying!

 

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If you want a fuss-free furniture upcycle project, you can use a standard PlastiKote spray or one of their new Chalk range – which gives that perfect chalky finish in a flash! The same goes to your appliances –  rather than trying to achieve a professional streak-free finish with a brush (that you know is impossible), you could use a special  appliance  spray paint   I have used it in the past and loved the result.”

I think we can safely say, Pati is a fan! And we’re a fan of hers, inspiring us to be brave with colour! Pati can be found on Instagram @patirobins or on the website, www.style-squeeze.com, where the aim is ‘to squeeze more style into small spaces’.

For more information on PlastiKote spray paint visit our website.

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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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Blogger project: with Melanie Lissack and PlastiKote spray paint

Melanie Lissack, an award winning interiors blogger, is a long time user of PlastiKote spray paint and we are delighted to be able to feature one of her recent projects. And not just any project – this gold mesh noticeboard has just been shortlisted in the Pinterest Interior Awards category for Best Workspace Idea!

Melanie Lissack is more than an interiors blogger, she’s also a designer and decorator.  Her interior style is feminine but with a contemporary angle and she was named by Ideal Home as one of London’s best interior bloggers. Her blog Melanie Lissack Interiors aims to help you make the most of your home through budget-busting buys and DIY tricks.  You can find her blog here.

Her stylish noticeboard, made with a grid wall mesh panel and PlastiKote spray paint, would look fantastic in any home. Melanie told us:

“I’m currently re-vamping our home office as it had turned into a complete disaster area. The home office had belonged to my husband until this blog came along, then unfortunately for him I intruded on this room as well. One of the problems I caused was that I had paint charts and fabric samples strewn everywhere, and whenever I needed to find one of these quickly, it was in a pile somewhere either on the floor or on the desk.

I needed a notice board where I could pin all these often required bits and pieces. I could see that a grid wall mesh panel (which are used as part of shop fittings) would provide the strong metal structure that I needed for my office memo board.

I visited a number of DIY and building warehouses and stores, but found the best way to purchase a grid wall mesh panel was on Ebay. I purchased a 5ft x 2ft chrome panel for £6 (plus £6 postage). If you are savvy, you can get old grid wall panels for next to nothing – after shop clear outs or shut downs these panels often end up in the skip!

 

 

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I used PlastiKote spray paint’s Metal Primer and Brilliant Metallic in Gold to transform the wire mesh and I am so pleased with my memo board! It was really cheap and easy to make.”

You can find out more about this project by visiting Melanie’s blog here. Melanie, we love it!

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For more information on PlastiKote spray paint visit our website.

 

 

 

 

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

Win a £50 Ikea gift card with PlastiKote spray paint in our March competition! And if you want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint visit our website here.

March is a busy month this year for special dates  – with Mother’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and the start of the Easter weekend. We thought we would choose three of our past projects to represent each occasion – but which is your favourite? The winner will be chosen at random from all entries.

 

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A. Take a large stone, a stencil and some PlastiKote spray paint to create a beautiful paperweight for Mother’s Day

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B. Create the perfect St Patrick’s Day gift with this  plant pot, some colourful craft pipe cleaners, chocolates and PlastiKote spray paint

 

 

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C. Easter never looked better with this wreath turned into a nest with PlastiKote spray paint and candy covered chocolate eggs

 

To enter this month’s competition, just email us the name of your favourite project from A: Mother’s Day B: St Patrick’s Day and C: Easter 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 31st March. Good luck!

We run a competition every month, so do sign up to our newsletter to make sure you are in with a chance to win.

Thank you to everyone for entering our February competition.  Our congratulations to  Catriona Hutchinson from  St Leonard’s on Sea who chose  The Way We Were as her favourite romantic film. She wrote “it’s ultimately tragic but it’s so beautifully acted and I love the political context of it.  It literally never gets old for me.” Catriona wins a £50 Etsy gift voucher.

So what were the top three films? Well, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that out of the 100’s of entries, the top film was Love Actually. Following close behind were the films Notting Hill and Sleepless in Seattle.

 

For the terms and conditions of our March competition, click here.

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

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Top tips: looking after your PlastiKote spray paint

Inevitably, unless you’re spraying a large item of furniture, you will be left with some paint in the can after using PlastiKote spray paint. These odds and ends of paint are ideal for mini makeovers like transforming a picture frame or spraying the lids of storage jars, so you don’t want to throw it away. Here are four top tips for storing a partially used can:

 

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  1. When you complete the project in hand, turn the can upside down and spray on to some newspaper until the gas has been expelled and nothing is coming out of the nozzle. This will clear the tube and nozzle of any paint residue and prevent clogging.
  2. Clean the nozzle with a q-tip to make sure it doesn’t get clogged up.
  3. Store spray paint cans indoors, in a shed or garage where the temperature won’t fall below freezing.
  4. A can of unopened spray paint has a shelf-life of approximately 10 years but once used, it should not be stored for more than two years.

 

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