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

What are you able to spray paint? Absolutely anything! 

Sure, you’ll be able to (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 desires a fast and simple makeover. And the out there spray paint coloration choices are infinite…so it isn’t exhausting to seek out the right tone to your venture. 

Backside line is you will need to prep your merchandise effectively (both an excellent cleansing or a lightweight sanding) and use quite a few gentle coats of paint as an alternative of fewer heavy ones. It will make sure the smoothest end.

At all times use these aerosol paints in a well-ventilated space! 

I’ve gathered a protracted checklist of the kinds of gadgets that may be spray painted, and my evaluation of how every one holds up over time. 

1. Metallic surfaces

I discussed this one first as a result of it is the simplest to color (in my view) and holds up extremely effectively over time. Additionally, I not often use a twig primer on steel 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 steel lighting fixtures is certainly one of my favourite methods to replace an area! I’ve sprayed so many fixtures over time 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 gadgets (like that gentle) that simply look dated and washed out with that steel tone. The black spray paint gave that fixture new life!

I 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 performed with spray paint was truly an out of doors venture. 

spray painted garage lights

You actually should 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 awesome newbie venture 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 does not should be good. 😉 

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

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

These will get some scratches over time, but it surely’s minimal. I believe as a result of ground vents are out of the way in which and folks not often step on them. Nearly all of scratches are from vacuums. 

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

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

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 product of wooden can typically take just a little extra prep work, but it surely’s nonetheless a straightforward 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 just a little 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 anyplace and hold 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 complete. 

cheese dome turned cloche

The beauty of spray portray decor is that you may simply redo it over time together with your altering type. And reusing one thing you have already got is so worthwhile!

3. Plastic gadgets

Spray paint holds up effectively on a whole 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 folks spray pale out of doors toys (like slides and trip ons) with nice success! 

I’ve observed a development with regards to the plastic I’ve sprayed over time — it is nearly completely vacation decor. I spray painted a TON of the ornaments on our Christmas tree final yr!

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

warm colors Christmas tree

Portray seasonal decor is such a cheap method 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 alter up low cost Halloween decor from the greenback retailer — a brand new metallic end will elevate the look of just about something! 

4. Ceramic decor

So far as I can bear in mind, I’ve solely spray painted ceramics twice. One was successful and one was a fail — I believe 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 problem 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 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 check out 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 over time! I’ve performed some by hand with a curler and brush, some with a paint sprayer and fairly a number of with cans of spray paint. 

The latter is unquestionably the simplest portray venture, however I extremely suggest utilizing certainly one of these spray paint can handles! They take the stress off your fingers and permit for a way more snug course of, as these often take longer than the smaller tasks I’ve talked about up to now. 

A couple of years again I wished to interrupt up the entire gentle wooden in our eating room, so I spray painted our gentle wooden chairs black: 

And I am so glad I did! They’re used each day and have held up splendidly. I have never wanted to the touch them up in any respect, and any slight imperfections simply appear to be it is meant to be that manner. 

This bamboo desk was a large number when I discovered it at a Habitat retailer — however a number 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 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 simple furnishings makeovers!:
light gray Rast nightstands

When choosing out your paint sheen, consider 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 believe I lined the entire kinds of surfaces! 😁 I hope you discover this to be a useful information with regards to spray portray totally different objects round your house. 

Let me know if I forgot one thing!