Antique Sheet Music Flourishes

Saturday, 16 June 2012

SPRAY PAINTING

From Drab to Fab
I have recently been transforming objects that no longer suit my decor with spray paint or metal paints to give them a new lease of life.  
BEFORE
AFTER
The mirror above was starting to look pitted with black marks and really looked untidy.  In order to bring it up to date I painted it with aluminium paint to freshen it up and now it fits into my interior perfectly.  Brass finish is very outdated at the moment too.

AFTER

The above oil burners were about to be sent to the charity shop because the colours were so outdated, one was burgundy and the other dark blue, until I came up with the solution of spraying them matt black.  Once again they fit in perfectly with my current schemes.

SPRAY PAINTING - getting started...

  • Ensure that the area where you are planning to do your spraying is covered with dust sheets and newspaper.
  • Ensure the surface of the object to be sprayed is clean and dry.  Don't forget to sand off any existing paint or varnish or use a coat of primer in order for the spray paint to adhere.
  • Apply lots of thin coats and leave each coat to dry slightly before applying the next.  Drying time between coats is approximately 15 minutes so do ensure that you follow the manufacturers instructions because these times may vary.
  • Leave to dry for 24 hours after applying the final coat to ensure the paint has adhered to the surface.
Old pieces of furniture can also be spray painted to give them a new lease of life and this is a perfect solution if you are working to a tight budget, or why not transform existing pieces as I did if you are loathe to dispose of them but they no longer fit with your decor.  So why not get started today and transform your trash into treasure.



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