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. 


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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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