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.


How to mag folders




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.


homework board



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

Win a £50 gift card for Ikea in our September competition with PlastiKote spray paint!

We love these little bud vases from Ikea – and we love giving them a makeover! But which is your favourite: A Copper bottomed, B Pewter or C Black Satin?


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To enter this month’s competition just email us the name of your favourite vase along with your contact details to and put SEPT COMP as the subject.  We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 30th September. 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 August competition. We loved hearing about your favourite beaches and with so many entries we’ve got a really long list to choose from for next summer! Our congratulations to Barbara Stephenson from Whickham who chose Bamburgh beach in Northumberland. We’ve never been there before but after seeing the picture below, it’s in our top three for 2018!  Barbara wins a £50 gift voucher from Etsy.



For the terms and conditions of our September competition click here.

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Instagrammer project: interior makeover with Shelley Dennis and PlastiKote spray paint

This month, we welcome Instagrammer Shelley Dennis. We love her posts on instagram and she’s a true inspiration when it comes to interior makeovers.

Shelley is a recent convert to spray paint and we are thrilled to include two of her most recent projects in our blog. Shelley told us how she got started:

I moved into my new home in April 2017 and it was a dream come true. Having saved so hard for a house deposit I found myself strapped for cash and a bit down in the dumps that I couldn’t furnish my new home…or so I thought! 

I had lots of old wooden furniture and so many brown accessories and not a clue what to do with them but couldn’t afford to just throw them away.

I’ve seen so many people upcycle furniture and accessories that I thought I’d give it a go. I did some research and came across a couple of other people’s posts where they’d used Plastikote spray paint and I absolutely loved the idea of being able to transform something old into something new.

I found Plastikote in my B&M store and purchased one bottle of metallic spray paint and one bottle of white spray paint. I was really nervous about transforming my old drawers and other home accessories but I had nothing to lose because I was never going to use them as they didn’t suit my décor anymore.

My first project was an old vase that was absolutely beautiful but had brown stripes and just wasn’t matching any of my décor, so I used some parcel tape just to create a nice smooth line to separate from the cream part of the vase and then did one very light coat of the metallic paint and left it to dry and then did another coat and that was it – it was completely transformed and I absolutely loved it, it was so beautiful and everyone has commented on it. I couldn’t believe how easy it was and there were no drip marks.




After that, I decided to be a bit braver and move on to my second project which was an old chest of drawers.

So I started with one drawer first and did a light spray of the white spray paint and left it to dry before doing a second coat I was absolutely amazed at how easy it was to apply and there were no drips, no messy paint brushes or brush marks, no having to clean them after –  it was fantastic! Once I had applied another coat, the drawers looked absolutely amazing and then I added some new crystal drawer knobs. 


chest of drawers before


The whole drawers were transformed for just the cost of a bit of spray paint and a few drawer knobs I was so pleased that I went on to continue doing the second lot of drawers and I can’t wait to start my next big project which will be a really big set of drawers!


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Mini make: upcycle catering tin cans with PlastiKote spray paint

Besides feeding lots of people, here’s another great reason to buy catering-size cans of food – they make fantastic planters! It’s also a great way of using up leftover PlastiKote spray paint.

Make sure the cans are  clean and dry before applying a couple of coats of Twist & Spray Colour. They’ll last all summer and, if you take them in over the winter, you can plant them up next spring. Here’s some of our ideas – if you also like our tin can bug in the final picture you can find out how to make it here.


Catering tins project interior pic


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

Win a £50 gift card for Etsy in our August competition with PlastiKote spray paint!

We took this picture on the beautiful Camber Sands in East Sussex. We think the UK has some amazing coastline. For this month’s competition, just tell us which is your favourite beach in the UK and we’ll pick a winner at random from the emails. We’re looking forward to finding some new places to visit!


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It’s so easy to enter this month’s competition.  Just email us the name of your favourite beach along with your contact details to and put AUG COMP as the subject.  We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 31st August. 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 July competition and our congratulations to  Kenneth Shuttlewood from Teynham in Kent. Kenneth correctly guessed we made a windchime out of our keys  and receives a £50 Ikea gift card. Congratulations Kenneth!

For the terms and conditions of our August competition click here.

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Reader project: creating a gold mirror with PlastiKote spray paint

Steph started her blog, Renovation Bay-Bee, back in 2013, after buying a ‘1960’s time warp house’ and has been posting about renovating it on a regular basis ever since. She does much of the work herself (with help from her husband of course!) and we really enjoy reading about her fabulous projects. Just look what she’s done with an old Next mirror and PlastiKote spray paint…

The mirror above the fireplace use to be black, my Mum got me it years ago from NEXT when we purchased our first house. I didn’t want to get rid of it, so we sprayed it up with PlastiKote gold leaf spray paint. It was so much cheaper than a whole new mirror, and there was nothing wrong with the old one.

Here is the mirror before. I covered the glass section with paper and stuck it down along the edges. This stops the spray paint getting under the paper and onto the mirror. Make sure it is all clean, and dust free. As you can see I placed mine onto of an old rug, and outdoors.


mirror interior 1


Use some white PlastiKote primer all over the areas you want to spray, this gives it a good base, and as it was black I wanted a true light colour to spray the gold leaf paint onto.


Mirror interior 2


Mirror interior 3


Next up use the PlastiKote gold leaf spray paint, or whatever colour you have chosen, to spray all over the mirror. I only needed one coat of this, and it went on so well. Make sure you spray lightly, evenly, and getting into all the little areas.


Mirror interior 4


Mirror interior 5


I am so pleased with the outcome, it makes the lounge brighter, and stands out  better on the dark grey wall.


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Great job Steph. And we love your dog!  If you want to read more about Steph’s projects, just click here.

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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:


Wire brush


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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