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How to: add colour to your garden with PlastiKote spray paint

With longer days and warmer weather, people flock to garden centres to stock up on bedding plants and flowers to fill their borders and add colour to outside spaces. With PlastiKote spray paint, you can add instant colour to the garden as well as freshen up tired-looking furniture and recycle all those garden centre plastic pots as well as planters and ornaments. PlastiKote Garden spray paint comes in ten gorgeous colours and can be used on most surfaces, from metal and wood to stone and wicker.

Here’s a simple project to get you started. It’s as easy to use as 1,2,3!

1  Make sure the item you are spraying is clean and dry.

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2  Apply several fine layers of PlastiKote Garden spray paint in the colour of your choice (this basket is in Azalea, the other two are Light Blue and Lavender). The instructions are on the back of the can.

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3  Allow to thoroughly harden off (48-72 hours) before putting in the garden.

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Have you been inspired but are unsure about using spray paint? Watch our vlog in this issue which shows how we recycled on old pallet to make a colourful plant stand to display pretty spray painted plastic pots. It includes a top tip for spraying pots that are already planted up.

Hopefully, we have 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 YouTube or Pinterest page


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Reader project: a vintage vibe with PlastiKote spray paint

Here at Plastikote Towers (okay, the office!), we love to see how you use PlastiKote spray paint around the home and every month feature a project that has caught our eye.

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This month, it was Sarah on Instagram @sarahmaguire_myvintagehome who posts images of her fabulous home full of reloved and revamped furniture and accessories. She loves granny chic and vintage interiors. We love her style and use of colour.

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She says: “My name is Sarah Maguire and I’m a spray paint addict. I’m a vintage collector and have been for around 20 years. I use spray paint for most  of my painting projects unless it’s too large.

Chairs in PlastiKote Twist & Spray paint - Exotic Sea, New Yellow, Pink Burst and April Green.
Chairs in PlastiKote Twist & Spray paint – Exotic Sea, New Yellow, Pink Burst and April Green.

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I’ve spray painted pretty much everything. Tables, chairs, picture frames, shelves, baskets, lamps. The list is endless.

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I find it gives a much smoother finish especially the gloss sprays. There’s such a huge range of textures and colours to chose from too.”

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Do follow Sarah on Instagram to learn more about her style and see more projects. If you love the vintage vibe, you won’t be disappointed.

We really enjoy seeing the diverse mix of ideas and creations using PlastiKote spray paints. If you have a spray paint project you’d like to share with us, email info@spraypaintideas.co.uk. If we feature it on our blog, you’ll get some ‘thank you’ spray paints.

For more information and inspiration from PlastiKote, follow us on Instagram here.

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

Here’s your chance to win a £50 Etsy voucher courtesy of PlastiKote spray paint.

If you’ve never used spray paint and are a bit apprehensive, our advice is to buy one can and try it out on a couple of small projects before tackling something bigger. There are probably a few bits lying around the house or in the attic that you’ve fallen out of love with or are looking a bit tired. One can of PlastiKote Twist & Spray – a great all rounder that works on most surfaces and is easy to use – will do several smaller items. Visit our YouTube channel for how to videos and top tips on using spray paint.

The vase, frame and lamp stand in this picture have been sprayed in Twist & Spray’s Dusty Coral. It took just one can and a few minutes to do each one plus drying time. It’s so quick and easy.

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This month’s competition is a bit of fun – spot the difference. How many differences can you spot in Picture B (not including the letter!)A 3, B 5 or C 6? Email your answer A, B or C together with your name, address and phone number to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk and put MAY COMP as the subject. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 30th June. 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 March competition. Congratulations to Liz from Beckford whose favourite project was B – the Ikea table. Liz has won a £50 Ikea gift card so may be she’ll be doing her own table soon!

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For terms and conditions for the May 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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Mini makes: fun festival makes with PlastiKote spray paint

This summer, are you gallivanting to Glastonbury or legging it to Latitude?!

The festival season is upon us and you may be one of the lucky ones looking forward to a couple of days of great music, fab food and a stay under canvas. We though we’d share a couple of mini-makes using PlastiKote spray paint to help you stand out in the crowd.

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With the British weather, an essential item for any festival are wellies. Personalise a pair of old welly boots with PlastiKote Twist & Spray (we find the Gloss finish works the best) and some funky vinyl stickers.

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They should last for a whole season of festivals.

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You don’t want to trip on tent pegs at the end of the night, so why not spray them  with PlastiKote Fluorescent spray paint? They’ll be more visible and also easier to find when packing up.

Follow us on Instagram @plastikoteuk for more ideas and projects. And don’t forget to tag us if you make something using PlastiKote spray paint – we love seeing them #plastikoteuk.

For product information, visit the website www.plastikote.co.uk.

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