Review by Misi Overturf - Creative Consultant
Time for DIY: 1 hour
Here’s a different use for this heavy-duty spray paint.
Spray paint is second to none my favourite means to DIY and Rust-oleum never fails when it comes to cheering up something drab. This quality brand has been around since 1921, so they really do know their stuff.
This vase’s look doesn’t fit in my home anymore and was in a throwaway pile for the longest time. Then I thought - SPRAY PAINT! Yes!
I cleaned the vase well, and used Rust-oleum Gloss Protective Enamel because of its durability. You don’t have to use a primer, which makes the project much easier and faster (and cheaper), so get going with the painting immediately!
Spray paint in a well-ventilated area where there is no draft (otherwise the paint blows away) and not in direct sunlight, you don’t want the paint to bake dry! Before you start, shake the can well for about a minute. The trick with applying the spray paint is to hold the can approximately 20cm from the vase and apply two to three LIGHT coats, waiting for each coat to dry before applying the next one. If you spray too much at once the paint will form unsightly tears, which you’ll need to sand in order to minimize.
Within an hour I had a fresh look to an old vase without spending a whole lot of money on a new one!
The paint sticks well to the ceramic vase, I wouldn’t give it a scrubbing though, but if it does scratch a gentle touch up will do the trick.