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

What are you able to spray paint? Absolutely anything! 

Sure, you may (virtually all the time) use spray paint on that merchandise you are questioning about. 🙂 

Transformations with this paint are nice DIY initiatives for anybody who needs a fast and straightforward makeover. And the obtainable spray paint colour choices are limitless…so it is not laborious to seek out the right tone to your venture. 

Backside line is you will need to prep your merchandise properly (both a superb 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 record of the sorts of objects that may be spray painted, and my assessment of how each holds up over time. 

1. Steel surfaces

I discussed this one first as a result of it is the simplest to color (in my view) and holds up extremely properly over time. Additionally, I not often use a sprig 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 submit linked above.)

Total 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 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 gentle) that simply look dated and washed out with that steel 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 the most effective transformation I’ve ever executed with spray paint was truly an outside venture. 

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 a terrific newbie venture in case you’re new to spray portray as a result of they’re up and out of the best way, so the end does not need to 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 flooring vents. I’ve executed this to our flooring registers and wall vents at each homes and so they held up means 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 flooring vents are out of the best way and folks not often step on them. Nearly all of scratches are from vacuums. 

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

And naturally, steel decor like candle sticks or different ornamental objects are truthful sport as properly. These are extra nice objects to spray since most decor will not be dealt with rather a lot. 

bay window with lights

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

2. Wooden objects

Spray portray dwelling decor fabricated from wooden can typically take just a little extra prep work, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a simple replace that makes an enormous distinction!

I discovered this toilet 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 may roll it round wherever and maintain 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 guide, however are SO costly! This Goodwill discover made this desk round $10 complete. 

cheese dome turned cloche

The beauty of spray portray decor is which you could simply redo it over time together with your altering fashion. 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 relies on 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 light out of doors toys (like slides and experience ons) with nice success! 

I’ve seen a development in terms 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 alter 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 bear 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 difficulty 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 could attempt 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 executed 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 certainly 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 initiatives I’ve talked about up to now. 

Just a few years again I wished to interrupt up all the 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 every 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 means. 

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 have to get into all of these detailed areas with a brush. 

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

When selecting out your paint sheen, take into accout 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 all the sorts of surfaces! 😁 I hope you discover this to be a useful information in terms of spray portray completely different objects round your private home. 

Let me know if I forgot one thing!