Aerosol sprays have many uses, from cosmetic and beauty supplies to medical devices. But there is another popular use for spray paints—home renovation projects.
A growing number of DIY enthusiasts are finding new ways to revamp their homes and offices using everyday spray paints. You may have already used spray paint to spruce up an old wooden chair or table, but there aren’t plenty of other, out-of-the-box ways to use spray paints.
Using spray paint for DIY projects is both practical and budget friendly. You may feel your home needs a new look or redesign. Hiring an interior designer or purchasing brand new furniture isn’t always a viable option, especially when a little creativity can go a long way.
With an array of colors, spray paint gives you artistic freedom and can be used on many types of surfaces like wood or glass. Spray paint also allows you to control the opacity of the color, creating different shades and hues with only one can of paint.
Using regular paints with brushes and paint rolls can make tackling small projects a big hassle. For beautiful and easy home décor spray paint projects, check out some of these ideas:
Spray Paint an Old Faucet to Make it Shine like New
The bathroom is one of the most important areas of your home, but it can also be one of the most expensive rooms to fully remodel.
An easy way to add some flair to your bathroom is to update specific focus points like your faucet. Your faucet is one of the first parts of the bathroom that people use and see. Because of this, an old faucet will clearly show wear and tear from the years. Rust and hard water stains are normally difficult to hide unless you install a brand new faucet. Fortunately spray paint is an inexpensive option for making your faucet shine like new.
Remove your faucet and take it to an open space where you can spray freely. If your work area is inside, first open all windows and doors to make sure the room is properly ventilated. Working outside? Check the weather forecast to know the wind conditions prior to working. In both cases, don’t forget your supplies. You will need:
- Paint primer
- Spray paint
- Half face respirator
First sand your faucet to wipe away any grime or rust. Add a quick coat of primer to help the spray paint adhere correctly. Then add at least two coats of your spray paint of choice. Spray paints such as Rust-Oleum are ideal for metal faucets.
Make Your Own Unique Wall Art with Spray Paint
Paintings are a great way to add character to your living or bedroom. However, some paintings and wall art can cost thousands of dollars. Making your own spray paint art is a great way you can save money, and you don’t have to be an art master to make it beautiful.
For an easy and quick spray paint wall art project, take flowers (real or fake) and lay them down flat on a board. Then spray paint the entire board using your favorite color while holding the flowers down. When you’ve painted the entire board, remove the flowers. Then voila! You have a one of a kind flower painting outline to add to your home. Coordinate the color used in the painting to match your room or mood.
Spray Paint Old Glassware to Make it Look Bright and Modern
Everyone has seen collections of random vases, cups, and bowls at your local thrift shop or yard sale. They come in all shapes and sizes but don’t seem to have a cohesive look. You can transform random old glassware into a designer quality set.
First, gather you glass pieces and give each item a thorough cleaning with hot water and soap. Make sure your items are completely dry and then wipe down the surface with rubbing alcohol before you start to spray. Then set your glassware on an even surface to spray paint. Be sure to spray every angle with an even layer. For an added touch of style, tape off sections of your glassware before you spray paint for a patterned look.