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 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 accessible spray paint colour choices are infinite…so it is not arduous to search out the right tone in your challenge. 

Backside line is you will wish to prep your merchandise nicely (both a very good cleansing or a light-weight sanding) and use quite a few mild 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 an extended checklist of the forms 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 nicely over time. Additionally, I hardly ever 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 essentially the most the place the handles get essentially 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.)

Total 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 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 approach 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 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 reworked them: 
sweater storage in closet
blue white striped wallpaper

However the very best transformation I’ve ever performed with spray paint was really an out of doors challenge. 

spray painted garage lights

You actually must 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 challenge for those who’re new to spray portray as a result of they’re up and out of the best way, so the end does not must be good. 😉 

And they’re hardly ever touched, so the painted end will keep stunning for a very long time!

One challenge that stunned me was our spray painted flooring vents. I’ve performed this to our flooring registers and wall vents at each homes and so they held up method 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 best way and folks hardly ever step on them. Nearly all of scratches are from vacuums. 

Portray your flooring 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 nicely. These are extra nice gadgets to spray since most decor will not be dealt with rather a lot. 

bay window with lights

They had 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 straightforward replace that makes an enormous distinction!

I discovered this rest room 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 challenge! It was good when our son was little as a result of we may roll it round anyplace and preserve 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 ebook, 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 can simply redo it over time together with your altering model. And reusing one thing you have already got is so worthwhile!

3. Plastic gadgets

Spray paint holds up nicely on loads of plastic items, but it surely will depend 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 pattern in the case of 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 12 months!

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

warm colors Christmas tree

Portray seasonal decor is such a reasonable approach to change up your decor 12 months to 12 months. 

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 difficulty with the end, even after cleansing them. 

spray painted white pitcher

I used to be so excited at how nicely it turned out, however the outcomes had 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’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 couple of with cans of spray paint. 

The latter is certainly the simplest portray challenge, 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 comfy course of, as these normally take longer than the smaller initiatives I’ve talked about to this point. 

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 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 large number when I discovered it at a Habitat retailer — however a couple 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 particularly 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 nicely — 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, 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 forms of surfaces! 😁 I hope you discover this to be a useful information in the case of spray portray completely different objects round your house. 

Let me know if I forgot one thing!