Easy DIY Spray Paint Projects

What’s old can be new again.  What do we mean?  Well, you’d be surprised at how a little bit of refinishing can bring an old household object to life, like a weathered brass coach light (you know, those lights that are right by your front or back door).  Refinishing can also make new objects more personal, like a plain white planter that just needs some color.  In today’s installment of Fix It in 15:00, Lou shows talks us through some easy DIY spray paint projects you can do today!

 Finding the right products for your spray painting project can be a job in and of itself.  Our demonstration features the Rustoleum line of paints, but you should do some research beforehand on what type of finish you’re looking to achieve to inform your purchase.  And when all else fails, just ask your local hardware store and they can point you in the right direction!

Before you dive into your DIY spray paint project you’ll want to follow a few helpful steps:

  • Prep – be sure to lay down a protective tarp or drop cloth in the area you’ll be painting to avoid overspray. And if there are areas of the object itself that you want to protect (like the glass panes of a coach light) then be sure to tape those off with painter’s tape.
  • Technique – the key with an even spray paint application is a consistent angle and distance. Too much spray paint and it will drip.  Too severe of an angle and it will not spread evenly.  Use a sweeping motion.
  • Application (continued) – fortunately, spray paint is a relatively affordable item, so you’re going to want to apply a few coats to make sure the object has a lasting finish. Just be sure to wait the appropriate time between coats, based on the package directions.

What’s old can be new again.  What do we mean?  Well, you’d be surprised at how a little bit of refinishing can bring an old household object to life, like a weathered brass coach light (you know, those lights that are right by your front or back door).  Refinishing can also make new objects more personal, like a plain white planter that just needs some color.  In today’s installment of Fix It in 15:00, Lou shows talks us through some easy DIY spray paint projects you can do today!

 Finding the right products for your spray painting project can be a job in and of itself.  Our demonstration features the Rustoleum line of paints, but you should do some research beforehand on what type of finish you’re looking to achieve to inform your purchase.  And when all else fails, just ask your local hardware store and they can point you in the right direction!

Before you dive into your DIY spray paint project you’ll want to follow a few helpful steps:

  • Prep – be sure to lay down a protective tarp or drop cloth in the area you’ll be painting to avoid overspray. And if there are areas of the object itself that you want to protect (like the glass panes of a coach light) then be sure to tape those off with painter’s tape.
  • Technique – the key with an even spray paint application is a consistent angle and distance. Too much spray paint and it will drip.  Too severe of an angle and it will not spread evenly.  Use a sweeping motion.
  • Application (continued) – fortunately, spray paint is a relatively affordable item, so you’re going to want to apply a few coats to make sure the object has a lasting finish. Just be sure to wait the appropriate time between coats, based on the package directions.