HOW TO SPRAY PAINT PLASTIC PLANT POTS

HOW TO SPRAY PAINT PLASTIC PLANT POTS

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FORGET SPENDING A FORTUNE ON NEW PLANT POTS SEASON AFTER SEASON. THIS EASY HOW-TO IS GUARANTEED TO ADD A POP OF COLOUR TO YOUR GARDEN ALL YEAR ROUND.

Painting plant pots is a great way of using up left over spray paint from previous projects and can be complete in just a few hours. From bright pinks and yellows to calming blues and greens, using a selection of spray paints can transform a drab garden or yard in an instant.

As well as injecting colour, spray paints can add texture to your everyday, plastic plant pots. Why not experiment with Rust-Oleum Textured and Metallic spray paint finishes too?

Give it a go this weekend!

STEP 1.

Move the pots to be painted to a well-ventilated area and place on top of newspaper or a dust sheet. Mask off any areas of the object not to be painted and protect the surrounding area with additional dust sheets or newspaper to contain the spray mist.

STEP 2.

Ensure surfaces to be painted are free from dirt, loose paint, wax, oil and grease. Previously painted surfaces should be abraded to provide a key using a fine grade sandpaper. Bare plastic should be primed with Rust-Oleum Plastic Primer and if you are working with bare wood or metal pots, they should be primed with Rust-Oleum Surface Primer.

STEP 3.

Using your selected colour of Painter’s Touch, hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. As each side is evenly coated slowly rotate the plant pot as you continue to spray.

STEP 4.

For best results whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart.

STEP 5.

Allow it to fully dry before putting in your plant of choice.

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