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How to: candlestick updates with PlastiKote spray paint

Candlesticks have always been one of our favourite spray projects as it is so quick and easy to change the look with PlastiKote spray paint. As the seasons change, so do our candlesticks! At this time of year, look at what you have and think about updating your collection for the festive season. Ring the changes again in Spring with brighter, sunnier hues.

how to candle 2We gathered this selection and gave them a makeover with Metallic Silver and Twist & Spray White Satin spray paints. These colours work well throughout the year, not only at Christmas.

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These two images show the candelabra before it was sprayed with Metallic Silver for the first pic above. Using up left-over Fast Dry Enamel spray paint, the multi-coloured candelabra looked fab on a summer dining table. Toned down with Twist & Spray Matt Black, the candelabra adds a certain elegance to the black and white themed dining table.

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If a shiny metallic finish is not your thing, try Metallic Brushed Nickel spray paint which has a flat silver finish. Spraying a collection of candlesticks one colour brings cohesion to an otherwise mismatched grouping.

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This collection of slim stemmed pretties has been sprayed with various colours from the Fast Dry Enamel spray paint range. The coloured candles complement their holders

It really is so easy to do. Just make sure the candlesticks are clean and dry before applying the spray paint of your choice and follow the instructions on the can. Simple!

Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to have a go. Share your ideas with us on Facebook or Instagram #plastikoteuk – we’d love to see them.

For more inspiration, check out our ideas on Pinterest page.

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Reader project: inspiring recycling with PlastiKote spray paint

We have been inspired by these projects from Ida of lemonbeedesigns – so nice to see her experimenting with different finishes from the PlastiKote spray paint range.

“I’m a stay at home mama to a two year old and a big time arts and crafts enthusiast. I love creating all sorts of things with my hands from hats to upcycled pieces of furniture. It’s my way of relaxing. I’m always on the look out for new materials and techniques to try. I’m relatively new to spray paints but have found them wonderfully easy to use. I like using a paintbrush with furniture, but when it comes to finer details, spray paints are definitely the thing to use.


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I used Plastikote Twist & Spray Satin in Pistachio for upcycling the backrest of a broken Ikea daybed.


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I used Plastikote Metallic in Graphite to give my birdcage a sleek new look.


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This is a cheap plastic frame from Wilko (£5.50), cast into this shape to look like separate photo frames stuck together. It’s very light but sturdy and with proper glass panes. I used a primer, followed by PlastiKote Silver Glitter.

I love how easy the spray paint was to apply and how smooth and solid the finish was. I also like how these projects only used up one can of paint.”

We love these projects and enjoyed the diverse mix of ideas. If you’d like to see more, take a look at her Instagram and blog pages.

For more information and inspiration from PlastiKote, visit our website here.

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Top tip: Christmas tree makeover with PlastiKote spray paint

Artificial or real Christmas trees – where do you stand? It’s all down to personal choice and budget. However, when it comes to disposing of the trees, the obvious choice is real as it can be mulched and nobody wants to add to landfill with more plastic. But if you already have an artificial tree and have fallen out of love with it, why not give it a makeover?


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This gold tree looked good but didn’t fit in with the new Christmas theme. It was sprayed with PlastiKote spray paint in Black (from the Twist & Spray or Super range) to give it a new lease of life.


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Inspired by this makeover, two more stylish looks were achieved by spraying it again…and again!


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Gold trimmings interspersed with red and white decorations work well with the red tree.


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Silver decs, pale pink baubles and fluffy feathers give this pink tree a feminine charm.

Why not update your Christmas theme and recycle your artificial Christmas tree?

Follow us on Instagram @plastikoteuk for more ideas and projects.

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Competition: WIN a £50 Etsy voucher with PlastiKote spray paint

Fancy a treat? Enter our easy competition for your chance to win a £50 Etsy gift voucher.


Just tell us your favourite Christmas theme – A Natural, B Colourful, C Traditional or D Scandi.


To enter this month’s competition, just email us your favourite – A, B, C or D – together with your name, address and phone number to and put NOV COMP as the subject. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 30th November. 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 October competition. Our congratulations to Coralie Noakes from Dorset who chose Copper as her favourite pumpkin colour. A £50 Hobbycraft gift card is winging its way to Coralie.

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

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

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