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Have fun with Rust-Oleum spray paint

You know I'm a big fan of Rust-Oleum spray paint and I am always on the lookout for ideas for using spray paint in fun ways to add a splash of colour to my home. At a cost of around R80 per tin you can paint almost anything with Rust-Oleum; from plastics to wood.


Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover spray paint is so versatile that you can use it on almost any surface. Dress us your outdoor space with reclaimed wood furniture sprayed with Rust-Oleum 2X gloss spa blue and add even more impact with gloss key lime.

Surfaces only need to be clean and dry before applying Rust-Oleum 2X. Shake the can well and then apply two light, even coats over the surface, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next coat.

Pine plywood is one of the most affordable materials to use for projects, but it doesn't look that great if left unfinished. Make up a box with an upholstered top for storing your cooler box - add some wheels and you have a dual-purpose container that looks good. Spray with Rust-Oleum 2X gloss berry pink and gloss sun yellow for a colourful contrast.

Make a box that is slightly larger than your cooler box. You can have everything cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse and that means all you have to do is assemble. Join the sides onto the front and back - pop on the base - add a couple of battens to the lid and all that's left to do is attach caster wheels to the base and upholster the top with batting and fabric.

Rust-Oleum 2X gloss or satin spray paint is wonderful for giving old furniture a makeover. You can use on wood, laminate and melamine furniture. For all these surfaces, lightly sand with 180-grit to de-gloss the existing finish before spray painting.

You can even use Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover on plastic outdoor furniture. DO make sure that you clean well beforehand. Use Handy Andy and a kitchen sponge scourer to scrub down the furniture; rinse and wipe dry. Apply light layers of paint rather than a single thick layer.

Rust-Oleum 2X is just the thing to give cane, rattan and wicker furniture a makeover. Clean pieces with an old toothbrush to remove dirt and dust from nooks and crannies. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck away any remaining dirt and then take outdoors to spray in your favourite colour - or two - or more!

If you haven't yet discovered the power of spray paint, it's time to pop into your local Builders store and grab a can or two. Believe me when I say that this stuff is addictive!


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