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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


Catering cans project interior shot 2

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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


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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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