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How to: upcycle a rain hopper with PlastiKote spray paint

Spring is finally here so it’s time to start thinking about the garden, outside planting and making sure your home is looking its best!  Here’s how to turn an old rain hopper into a stunning plant holder with PlastiKote spray paint to grace the outside of your home .


You will need:

Old rain hopper

Newspaper/dust sheets

PlastiKote Metal Protekt Primer

PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour (we used Warm Grey Satin)


How to

  • Make sure the hopper is clean and dry, free from and rust and dirt.
  • Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
  • Apply a couple of coats of Metal Protekt Primer, allowing 10-15 minutes between coats.
  • When the hopper is thoroughly dry, apply the Twist & Spray Colour. The hopper will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
  • Allow to harden off for 24-48 hours before planting up.


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Competition: win vouchers for Ikea with PlastiKote spray paint

Win £50 of  vouchers for Ikea in our April competition!

With Spring finally here, we wanted to inject some new life into our vases, ready for cut flowers from our garden. We love these little bud vases from Ikea and love spraying them to give them a new look. Which of these do you like best?  It’s so easy to enter: just email us your answer along with your contact details to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk, with APR COMP as the subject.   We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 30th April. Good luck!


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

Our congratulations to Claire Farley who won March’s competition. Claire chose Daffodil as her favourite colour for the tin can upcycle.  Claire wins £50 of vouchers from The Range.

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Click here for Terms & Conditions for our April competition.

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