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

What are you able to spray paint? Absolutely anything! 

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

Transformations with this paint are nice DIY initiatives for anybody who desires a fast and simple makeover. And the obtainable spray paint coloration choices are infinite…so it is not laborious to search out the right tone in your challenge. 

Backside line is you may wish to prep your merchandise effectively (both a great cleansing or a light-weight sanding) and use quite a few mild coats of paint as a substitute of fewer heavy ones. This can make sure the smoothest end.

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

I’ve gathered an extended checklist of the varieties of gadgets that may be spray painted, and my evaluate 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 effectively over time. Additionally, I not often use a twig 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 submit linked above.)

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

Spray portray metallic lighting fixtures is one among my favourite methods to replace an area! I’ve sprayed so many fixtures through the years and it is such a simple and fast technique 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 mild) that simply look dated and washed out with that metallic 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 reworked them: 
sweater storage in closet
blue white striped wallpaper

However one of the best transformation I’ve ever accomplished with spray paint was truly an outside challenge. 

spray painted garage lights

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

Lighting fixtures are a fantastic newbie challenge 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 challenge that stunned me was our spray painted flooring vents. I’ve accomplished this to our flooring registers and wall vents at each homes and so they held up approach 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 flooring 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 flooring registers looks as if somewhat factor, however they actually look SO significantly better in a richer coloration, 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 gadgets to spray since most decor will not be dealt with quite a bit. 

bay window with lights

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

2. Wooden objects

Spray portray dwelling decor fabricated from wooden can generally take somewhat 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 somewhat spray paint and wheels: 
rolling craft caddy

I completely LOVED that challenge! It was good when our son was little as a result of we might roll it round wherever and maintain 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 complete. 

cheese dome turned cloche

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

3. Plastic gadgets

Spray paint holds up effectively on plenty of plastic items, but it surely is dependent upon how you employ them. 

I do NOT suggest spray portray child’s toys which will go into little mouths, however I’ve seen individuals spray pale outside toys (like slides and journey ons) with nice success! 

I’ve observed a pattern with regards to 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 yr!

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

warm colors Christmas tree

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

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 bear in mind, I’ve solely spray painted ceramics twice. One was a hit and one was a fail — I believe 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 effectively it turned out, however the outcomes had 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’ll attempt it on once more. 

5. Spray portray furnishings

I’ve misplaced observe of what number of items of furnishings I’ve painted through the years! I’ve accomplished 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 challenge, however I extremely suggest utilizing one among these spray paint can handles! They take the strain 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 thus far. 

A number of 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 every 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 approach. 

This bamboo desk was a multitude 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 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 night time stands. Spray paint makes fast work of those straightforward furnishings makeovers!:
light gray Rast nightstands

When selecting 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 believe I coated the entire varieties of surfaces! 😁 I hope you discover this to be a useful information with regards to spray portray completely different objects round your own home. 

Let me know if I forgot one thing!