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Mini makes: summer dining ideas from PlastiKote spray paint

We’re starting to think about alfresco dining now that it seems summer is finally here! Bright fluorescents look fab on a summer table and it’s easy and affordable to do with PlastiKote spray paint. Spray paper doilies with the Fluorescent colour of your choice and allow to dry. Instant table mats that look stunning – inside or out.


place mats


A terracotta pot sprayed with Fluorescent makes a great centerpiece and so useful for cutlery, napkins, even to carry the condiments out to the barbecue! Our top tip for terracotta is to use Twist & Spray Primer as terracotta is very porous.


Napkin holder


Want to know more? Head over to our Pinterest page ‘Garden Glory‘ for step by step pictures on spray painting a terracotta pot and other great outdoor ideas.

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

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

We’ve done many outdoor projects over the years. This pretty detail is from one of them. But what is this red flower detail part of?


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It’s so easy to enter this month’s competition.  Just email us your answer: A Garden Railings B Ornamental Trellis or C Garden Gate with your contact details to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk, with MAY COMP as the subject.  We’ll pick one lucky winner at random from those who guessed the correct garden feature after the closing date of 31st May. 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 April competition and our congratulations to Sharon Mead from Bath. Sharon correctly identified the colour of the pot as PlastiKote spray paint’s Cameo Pink.



For the terms and conditions of our competition click here.

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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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Reader project: transforming a drinks trolley with PlastiKote spray paint

We love the versatility of this drinks trolley makeover, bringing it bang up-to-date with PlastiKote spray paint! Our thanks to Beckie Batchelor from The Making Bee for sending us her ingenious upcycle.

Beckie told us: I found this old wooden drinks trolley in a junk shop and immediately saw its possibilities. I sprayed the trays with PlastiKote Gold Metallic spray paint  and used some leftover dark grey chalk paint for the legs. So far I’ve used it in the sitting room as a display table and  currently it’s gracing my study as a stylish printer and file table!


drinks trolley before after


wooden drinks trolley


To find out more about Beckie’s work, visit her Facebook page, The Making Bee.

For more great upcycling ideas head over to our Pinterest board ‘Upcycle, Revive and Recycle‘.

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