An evaluation of Rust-oleum Spray Paint, Valspar Spray Paint, and Upholstery Fabric Spray Paint, and a list of spray paint project ideas.
Spray Paint a Chandelier
ALWAYS prime the surface, even if the primer is “built in” with the spray paint. It took 2 cans of spray paint. I loved the Rust-oleum Apple Red for this project.
Spray Paint Picture Frames
Prime wood and metal frames. I used Valspar Spray Paint. It was about the same price as Rust-oleum, but there was not enough in the can. I had to use 3 cans. On another note, it really did smell like banana Laffy Taffy. (Click here for the whole Gallery Wall Tutorial!)
Spray Paint an Old Filing Cabinet
We had this old ugly filing cabinet floating around. To breathe new life into it, I threw on 2 cans of Rust-oleum Green Apple. Of course, I primed it first. It was the easiest makeover for a quick splash of color to our work-in-progress office.
Don’t judge our office… it is still a mess coming together. But I like the filing cabinet lots 🙂 My regal little prince loves this room. I always find him sitting in the sun in here. Adorbs.
Spray Paint Old Kitchen Chairs To Be Used Outside
These two tired kitchen chairs were in the shed when we bought the house. I was going to throw them away, but then though, “I could spray paint these and use them on our patio!” So I did that. I wanted them “Tangerine Tango,” and it turned out more red. Thanks a lot, Valspar. Nah, but they will look better “after” than “before.” I did not sand these chairs. Just primed and colored.
Upholstery Spray Paint: A Big Failure
I saw fabric spray paint on Pinterest, and was DYING to try it. After 4 cans of Simply Spray Fabric Paint, this was the result. It did not cover the pattern, as you can see. Had this chair been a solid color, I’m sure this would have worked. Now you know NOT to spray paint your patterned upholstery. PS, it really does dry soft.