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

What are you able to spray paint? Absolutely anything! 

Sure, you may (virtually 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 simple makeover. And the obtainable spray paint colour choices are limitless…so it is not arduous to search out the proper tone to your venture. 

Backside line is you will wish to prep your merchandise effectively (both an excellent cleansing or a light-weight sanding) and use quite a few mild coats of paint as a substitute 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 listing of the kinds of objects that may be spray painted, and my evaluation of how each holds up over time. 

1. Steel surfaces

I discussed this one first as a result of it is the best to color (in my view) and holds up extremely effectively over time. Additionally, I not often 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 probably the most the place the handles get probably 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.)

General I have been thrilled with how these have held up, and I extremely suggest this DIY if you would like to save cash and replace your cupboard {hardware}. 

Spray portray metallic lighting fixtures is one in every of my favourite methods to replace an area! I’ve sprayed so many fixtures over time and it is such a simple and fast strategy 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 remodeled them: 
sweater storage in closet
blue white striped wallpaper

However one of the best transformation I’ve ever achieved with spray paint was really an out of doors venture. 

spray painted garage lights

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

Lighting fixtures are a terrific newbie venture should you’re new to spray portray as a result of they’re up and out of the way in which, so the end does not should be good. 😉 

And they’re not often touched, so the painted end will keep stunning for a very long time!

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

These will get some scratches over time, but it surely’s minimal. I feel as a result of ground vents are out of the way in which and other people not often step on them. The vast majority of scratches are from vacuums. 

Portray your ground registers looks as if slightly factor, however they actually look SO a lot better in a richer colour, or one which matches your flooring. 

And naturally, metallic decor like candle sticks or different ornamental objects are honest sport as effectively. These are extra nice objects to spray since most decor will not be dealt with so much. 

bay window with lights

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

2. Wooden objects

Spray portray residence decor manufactured from wooden can typically take slightly extra prep work, but it surely’s nonetheless a simple replace that makes an enormous distinction!

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

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

candlestick side table

Have you ever ever priced out these little tables? They’re solely large enough for a drink or a e-book, 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 you can simply redo it over time along with your altering fashion. And reusing one thing you have already got is so worthwhile!

3. Plastic objects

Spray paint holds up effectively on quite a lot of plastic items, but it surely depends upon how you employ them. 

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

I’ve seen a pattern on the subject of the plastic I’ve sprayed over time — it is virtually completely vacation decor. I spray painted a TON of the ornaments on our Christmas tree final yr!

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

warm colors Christmas tree

Portray seasonal decor is such an affordable strategy to change up your decor yr to yr. 

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

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 successful and one was a fail — I feel it comes right 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 difficulty with the end, even after cleansing them. 

spray painted white pitcher

I used to be so excited at how effectively it turned out, however the outcomes have been fleeting. It began flaking fairly rapidly, 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 check out it! I’ve a pair vases I could attempt it on once more. 

5. Spray portray furnishings

I’ve misplaced observe of what number of items of furnishings I’ve painted over time! I’ve achieved some by hand with a curler and brush, some with a paint sprayer and fairly just a few with cans of spray paint. 

The latter is unquestionably the best portray venture, however I extremely suggest utilizing one in every of these spray paint can handles! They take the stress off your fingers and permit for a way more comfy course of, as these normally take longer than the smaller tasks I’ve talked about thus far. 

Just a few years again I needed to interrupt up the entire 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 each day and have held up splendidly. I have not wanted to the touch them up in any respect, and any slight imperfections simply seem like it is meant to be that method. 

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

black bamboo DIY bar cart

Utilizing spray paint as a substitute of latex is very 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 effectively — we used them as evening stands. Spray paint makes fast work of those straightforward furnishings makeovers!:
light gray Rast nightstands

When choosing out your paint sheen, take into account 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 coated the entire kinds of surfaces! 😁 I hope you discover this to be a useful information on the subject of spray portray completely different objects round your house. 

Let me know if I forgot one thing!