What can you spray paint on? Almost anything!
Yes, you can (almost always) use spray paint on items you care about. 🙂
This paint makeover is a great DIY project for anyone looking for a quick and easy makeover. And with the endless options for colors of spray-his paint available, finding the perfect tone for your project shouldn’t be difficult.
The bottom line is that you should prep your item well (either a good cleaning or light sanding) and use lighter paints more often instead of using less heavy paints. This ensures the smoothest finish.
Always use these aerosol paints in a well-ventilated area.
I’ve compiled a long list of the types of items you can spray paint and my review of how each holds up over time.
1. Metal surface
I mention this in the first place because (in my opinion) painting is the easiest and it lasts incredibly well over time. Also, spray primers are rarely used on metal surfaces. Because it doesn’t need that much.
There are about 6 doors/drawers that we use most often, and the handles are where they wear the most, so they’re the only ones I’ve had to repaint in the last few years. (See photo in post linked above.)
Overall, I’m thrilled with how these are holding up. If you want to save money and update your cabinet hardware, this DIY is highly recommended.
Spray painting metal light fixtures is one of my favorite ways to update a space. I’ve sprayed so many fixtures over the years and it’s such an easy and quick way to change things up.
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While I’ve come to love the real brass decor, there are still some items where the metallic hues (such as lighting) look dated and faded. Black spray paint gave the fixture new life.
But the best makeover I’ve ever had with spray paint was actually an outdoor project.
To understand them, you really have to look ahead. These still look great after all these years. I also painted the outside planters and they are holding up nicely.
It’s a great beginner project if you’re new to spray painting because the light fixture is out of the way so you don’t have to give it a perfect finish. 😉
And because it is almost never touched, the finish of the paint will remain beautiful for a long time!
It will have some scratches over time, but it is minimal. I think it’s because the floor vents are so unobtrusive that people rarely step on them. Most of the scratches are from the vacuum cleaner.
Painting a floor register seems like a small thing, but a richer color, or one that matches the floor, looks much better.
And, of course, metal decorations such as candlesticks and other ornaments are just as fair. These are great items to spray as most decor items don’t get treated very well.
They were black, but I painted them silver, like dishes should be. 😉
2. Wooden objects
If you’re going to spray paint your wooden home decor, it may take a little prep work, but it’s still a simple update that makes a big difference.
I really loved that project! It was perfect when my son was little because you can roll it anywhere and keep your items together.
Have you looked up the price of these little tables? Big enough for a drink or a book, but very expensive. This well-meaning discovery brought the table to about $10 in total.
The great thing about spray paint decor is that you can easily redo it as your style changes over the years. And reusing what you already have is so worth it!
3. Plastic products
Spray paint sticks well to many plastic pieces, but it depends on how you use it.
We don’t recommend spray painting children’s toys that might fit in small mouths, but I’ve seen people with great success spraying faded outdoor toys (such as slides and rides).
turned out so It’s beautiful, I’m going to redo this style this season.
Painting seasonal decorations is a very inexpensive way to change up your decorations every year.
I’ve drawn countless plastic pumpkins!:
I’ve also used spray paint to modify cheap Halloween decorations from 100-yen shops. A new metallic finish enhances the look of almost everything.
4. Ceramic decoration
As far as I can remember, I’ve only spray painted ceramic twice. One was a success, the other he was a failure. I think it depends on how much you treat the item.
Durability is great and I had no issues with the finish even after cleaning.
I was very excited about the result, but the result was instant. Even with a good amount of prep and a layer of primer, it started flaking off quickly.
who knows? If you don’t like the item, please try it! I have a few vases so I think I’ll give it another try.
5. Furniture spray painting
Over the years, I’ve forgotten how many pieces of furniture I’ve painted. I’ve painted by hand with rollers and brushes, I’ve painted with paint sprayers, and quite a few with spray cans.
A few years ago, I wanted to destroy all the light wood in my dining room, so I spray painted the light wood chairs black.
And I’m so happy! It is used daily and has great durability. It doesn’t need to be touched up at all and the slight imperfections make it look like it was meant to be.
This bamboo table was a mess when I found it at the Habitat store. But I brought it back to life with some tweaks and black spray paint.
Using spray paint instead of latex works especially well on furniture with bends and crevices like this one. You don’t need to use a brush to apply it in small areas.
Keep your desired look in mind when choosing your paint gloss.
High gloss and semi-gloss are the most glossy and highly reflective of the spray paints. Matte or satin has low gloss and no sheen.
I think we covered all kinds of surfaces. 😁 I hope this is a helpful guide when spray painting different objects around the house.
Tell me if I forgot anything!