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How to: garden furniture makeover with PlastiKote spray paint

Recycle, recycle, recycle! That’s our ethos and this garden furniture set shows that we practise what we preach. The beauty of PlastiKote spray paint is not only can it bring something back to life but if you get bored of the colour or need to change the look, you can do so quickly, easily and inexpensively.

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This garden table and chairs were inherited nine years ago in a sad and sorry state after many years of use. Using PlastiKote Metal Protekt spray paint in Black, it was brought back to its former glory.

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A couple of years later, the set was sprayed this gorgeous red and moved to become a focal point in a leafy spot in the garden.

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A house move meant the furniture found a new home on a parterre with a colour scheme of white and green planting. The red was too harsh, so Warm Grey was chosen to tone it down.

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With the introduction of PlastiKote’s NEW Garden spray paint, we couldn’t resist the Surf Green and the table and chairs were sprayed to now sit proudly in their new sunny spot overlooking the lawn.

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If you’re considering spraying your garden furniture, here are some top tips:

  • Make sure the furniture is clean and dry. Use wire wool or a wire brush to clean off any flakes of rust or old paint. Wash with warm soapy water before allowing to dry thoroughly.
  • If you’re back to bare metal or wood in any area on the furniture, we’d definitely recommend using a PlastiKote Primer – Metal Primer if you have rust spots. Even if you’re just covering old paint, after prepping as above, priming will not only ‘kill’ the colour you’re covering and give you a good surface for the top coat, it will also give you added durability.
  • Follow instructions on the can for the best finish.
  • Allow to thoroughly harden off before using.
  • If possible, put garden furniture in a shed or garage over the winter to protect paint from the harsher weather.

For more garden projects, check out our Garden Glory board on Pinterest.

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Reader project: amazing upcycles with PlastiKote spray paint

Jack is a big fan of PlastiKote spray paint, using it for many of his wonderful upcycled projects. Based on the south coast, he loves upcycling – it’s his hobby and passion. He told us:

“I’m Jack from @south.66 (we use Instagram as our platform to reach the masses) and our mission is to recycle, upcycle and become more self-sufficient. The waste we create has to stop. We are also big fans of hand-made individuality. Not mass production of the same old tat. Simply, if you need something, make it. Get the kids involved and make making fun. Put your stamp on something.

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Now when it comes to making, time is of the essence and I need a quality product. PlastiKote ticks all the boxes, offers a perfect finish, easy spray technology is brilliant and makes painting mess free. Drying time is quick too.

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Recently I needed a sandwich board and it’s not something you see on the high street so thought ‘let’s make one!’. I already had a can of PlastiKote Chalkboard spray paint (see the full make process @south.66 on Instagram) so I made the frame and then sprayed the main body with the Chalkboard. Three coats later, we had our board made all from recycled pallet wood. Cost was pennies.”

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If you’d like to see more of Jack’s projects, click here to visit his Instagram page.

For more information on PlastiKote spray paint visit our website.

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Top tip: Garden Games from PlastiKote spray paint

The school summer holidays can seem endless. Days out can end up costing a fortune but how can you get the children outside and having fun? A can of Garden Games from PlastiKote spray paint could be the answer.

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Encourage the kids into the garden by marking out a mini football pitch, a tennis court, a hopscotch grid – or make up your own games. A simple grid for skittles or a game of giant noughts and crosses are just a couple of ideas to try.

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Garden Games can be used on grass or tarmac for marking out temporary play areas and will wash away with rain or water. Perfect for a summer of active fun.

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And here’s a top tip – use Garden Games when planning a new design in your garden to mark out flower beds or pathways, much easier than using sand or string!

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Follow us on Instagram @plastikoteuk for more ideas and projects. If you’ve been inspired to create a football pitch or tennis court for your children, take a pic, post it on Instagram and don’t forget to tag us #plastikoteuk. We love seeing your makes.

For product information, visit the website

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Competition: win a £50 gift card for The Range with PlastiKote spray paint

Enter our simple competition for your chance to win a £50 gift card to spend in The Range.

Our vlog this month shows how to make over a metallic framed mirror with PlastiKote Chalk spray paint. Once sprayed, it was lightly rubbed back with sandpaper giving a distressed finish – we loved it!

Here are three more mirrors we’ve transformed with spray paint. We used PlastiKote Metallic in Brushed Nickel on Mirror A , PlastiKote Twist & Spray in White Satin on Mirror B and PlastiKote Glass Frosting on Mirror C. Which do you like the best?

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To enter this month’s competition, just email us your favourite – A, B or – together with your name, address and phone number 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 and entrants’ email addresses are added to our database to receive our monthly newsletter. If you wish to enter our competition but do not want to receive the monthly newsletter, please state NO MARKETING in your email.

Thank you to everyone who entered our July competition.  Our congratulations to Christine Lockley from Sheffield who chose Exotic Sea as her favourite coloured bottle. She will receive a £50 Etsy gift card.

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

Want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint? Visit our website here for more information and lots of inspirational project ideas!

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