YES, You Can Spray Paint That! | Thrifty Decor Chick

What are you able to spray paint? Absolutely anything! 

Sure, you may (nearly at all times) use spray paint on that merchandise you are questioning about. 🙂 

Transformations with this paint are nice DIY tasks for anybody who needs a fast and straightforward makeover. And the obtainable spray paint shade choices are countless…so it is not laborious to seek out the proper tone on your undertaking. 

Backside line is you will need to prep your merchandise properly (both a superb cleansing or a light-weight sanding) and use quite a few mild coats of paint as an alternative of fewer heavy ones. It will make sure the smoothest end.

All the time use these aerosol paints in a well-ventilated space! 

I’ve gathered a protracted checklist of the kinds of objects that may be spray painted, and my assessment of how each holds up over time. 

1. Metallic surfaces

I discussed this one first as a result of it is the simplest to color (for my part) and holds up extremely properly over time. Additionally, I hardly ever use a sprig primer on metallic surfaces as a result of it is simply not wanted as a lot. 

white cabinets black hardware

There are about six doorways/drawers we use essentially the most the place the handles get essentially the most put on and tear, so these are the one ones that I’ve needed to repaint in all these years. (See pics in that publish linked above.)

Total I have been thrilled with how these have held up, and I extremely advocate this DIY if you would like to economize and replace your cupboard {hardware}. 

Spray portray metallic lighting fixtures is considered one of my favourite methods to replace an area! I’ve sprayed so many fixtures through the years and it is such a straightforward and fast method to change them up. 

bookcases in dining room

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As a lot as I’ve grown to like a real brass decor, there are nonetheless some objects (like that mild) that simply look dated and washed out with that metallic tone. The black spray paint gave that fixture new life!

I really like these cute LED bookcase lights from IKEA. They provide nice ambient lighting in my IKEA closet makeover, however I did not love the colour. A coat of brass spray paint reworked them: 
sweater storage in closet
blue white striped wallpaper

However one of the best transformation I’ve ever completed with spray paint was really an outside undertaking. 

spray painted garage lights

You actually need to see the earlier than to understand them! These nonetheless regarded nice YEARS later. I’ve additionally painted out of doors planters which have held up splendidly.

Lighting fixtures are an incredible newbie undertaking in case you’re new to spray portray as a result of they’re up and out of the way in which, so the end would not need to be excellent. 😉 

And they’re hardly ever touched, so the painted end will keep lovely for a very long time!

One undertaking that stunned me was our spray painted ground vents. I’ve completed this to our ground registers and wall vents at each homes and so they held up method higher than anticipated!: 
dark floors with white trim

These will get some scratches over time, nevertheless it’s minimal. I feel as a result of ground vents are out of the way in which and other people hardly ever step on them. The vast majority of scratches are from vacuums. 

Portray your ground registers looks like somewhat factor, however they actually look SO significantly better in a richer shade, or one which matches your flooring. 

And naturally, metallic decor like candle sticks or different ornamental objects are truthful recreation as properly. These are extra nice objects to spray since most decor will not be dealt with quite a bit. 

bay window with lights

They have been black and I painted them silver, as utensils must be. 😉 

2. Wooden objects

Spray portray house decor fabricated from wooden can generally take somewhat extra prep work, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a straightforward replace that makes an enormous distinction!

I discovered this rest room caddy years in the past and turned it right into a rolling craft caddy with somewhat spray paint and wheels: 
rolling craft caddy

I completely LOVED that undertaking! It was excellent when our son was little as a result of we may roll it round wherever and preserve the provides corralled. 

candlestick side table

Have you ever ever priced out these little tables? They’re solely sufficiently big for a drink or a guide, however are SO costly! This Goodwill discover made this desk round $10 whole. 

cheese dome turned cloche

The wonderful thing about spray portray decor is that you could simply redo it through the years along with your altering type. And reusing one thing you have already got is so worthwhile!

3. Plastic objects

Spray paint holds up properly on loads of plastic items, nevertheless it is dependent upon how you utilize them. 

I do NOT advocate spray portray child’s toys that will go into little mouths, however I’ve seen folks spray pale out of doors toys (like slides and journey ons) with nice success! 

I’ve seen a development in the case of the plastic I’ve sprayed through the years — it is nearly solely vacation decor. I spray painted a TON of the ornaments on our Christmas tree final 12 months!

It turned out so lovely, I plan to redo this look this season:

warm colors Christmas tree

Portray seasonal decor is such a reasonable method to change up your decor 12 months to 12 months. 

I’ve painted extra plastic pumpkins than I can depend!: 

I’ve additionally used spray paint to vary up low cost Halloween decor from the greenback retailer — a brand new metallic end will elevate the look of virtually something! 

4. Ceramic decor

So far as I can keep in mind, I’ve solely spray painted ceramics twice. One was a hit and one was a fail — I feel it comes all the way down to how a lot you deal with the merchandise. 

black plate faux fruit art

These held up nice and I by no means had a problem with the end, even after cleansing them. 

spray painted white pitcher

I used to be so excited at how properly it turned out, however the outcomes have been fleeting. It began flaking fairly shortly, even with good prep and layers of primer. 

Who is aware of? If it is an merchandise you do not have an attachment to, go forward and take a look at it! I’ve a pair vases I’ll strive it on once more. 

5. Spray portray furnishings

I’ve misplaced monitor of what number of items of furnishings I’ve painted through the years! I’ve completed some by hand with a curler and brush, some with a paint sprayer and fairly a couple of with cans of spray paint. 

The latter is unquestionably the simplest portray undertaking, however I extremely advocate utilizing considered one of these spray paint can handles! They take the strain off your fingers and permit for a way more snug course of, as these normally take longer than the smaller tasks I’ve talked about to this point. 

A number of years again I needed to interrupt up all the mild wooden in our eating room, so I spray painted our mild wooden chairs black: 

And I am so glad I did! They’re used every day and have held up splendidly. I have not wanted to the touch them up in any respect, and any slight imperfections simply appear to be it is meant to be that method. 

This bamboo desk was a large number when I discovered it at a Habitat retailer — however a couple of tweaks and a few black spray paint introduced it again to life!

black bamboo DIY bar cart

Utilizing spray paint as an alternative of latex is particularly good with furnishings like this one which has crooks and crevices. No must get into all of these detailed areas with a brush. 

I sprayed our Rast dressers from IKEA as properly — we used them as night time stands. Spray paint makes fast work of those straightforward furnishings makeovers!:
light gray Rast nightstands

When choosing out your paint sheen, remember the look you need. 

Excessive-gloss and semi-gloss are the shiniest of the spray paints, and are extra reflective. Matte or satin have a decrease sheen and are much less shiny. 

I feel I lined all the kinds of surfaces! 😁 I hope you discover this to be a useful information in the case of spray portray totally different objects round your property. 

Let me know if I forgot one thing!