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Uses for Rust-Oleum spray paints

You know I love Rust-Oleum spray paint. I have used it for so many projects here on Home-Dzine. Rust-Oleum is not your average spray paint, far from it, and you need to grab a can or two from your local Builders Warehouse to give it at try and see for yourself. Here are some projects that use Rust-Oleum spray paint to get those creative juices flowing...

You can paint almost anything with Rust-Oleum and for this lamp makeover Rust-Oleum Universal Hammered in silver shows how easy it is to transform a dated hand-me-down into a modern lamp. All you need to do is give the base a good clean and wipe dry before spraying.

Because you can use Rust-Oleum on wood, it's a great way to transform an old fashioned chest of drawers using Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X in heirloom white. Remove any hardware and sand down the drawers, wiping clean before taking outdoors to spray on a couple of light, even coats. Add new handles and there you have it.

Make outdoor fittings and lighting look good again with a coat or two of Rust-Oleum Universal in oil-rubbed bronze. To restore metal fittings, remove any traces of rust beforehand with Rust-Oleum Rust Stripper, mask of those areas not being painted, and then apply two light, even coats of Rust-Oleum Universal in your choice of finish.





You can use Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X on metal or plastic, which means it's easy to makeover secondhand finds like this gorgeous chandelier that was painted with Rust-Oleum 2X in satin lagoon. Make sure the piece is clean before you spray and then place on newspaper to catch any overspray. A couple of light coats are all that's required.

Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X comes in a range of gorgeous colours and you can use a selection of pastel or bold colours to spray paint old plastic or metal chairs for a satin or gloss finish.

If you want to apply a paint technique to spray painted items, use Rust-Oleum 2X in a flat or satin finish. Once dry you can distress or apply a glaze to transform mismatched items.

The new Rust-Oleum Universal metallics are so stunning - you are going to want to paint everything in your home! You can use spray paint to transform so many items in the home, including wicker, rattan and baskets. Before applying spray paint to basketware, brush down with a soft scrubbing brush or old toothbrush to remove any built up dirt.

You can use Rust-Oleum spray paints for indoor and outdoor furniture. This secondhand wicker chair was painted with Rust-Oleum Universal in gloss black.

My favourite Rust-Oleum colour is Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X in gloss apple red. The finish resembles a lacquered piece and the red is vibrant. You can use Rust-Oleum spray paints on wood, wicker, metal, plaster, plastic or unglazed ceramic. If you subscribe to Easy DIY magazine you may have seen the console table that I made and finished in Rust-Oleum 2X gloss apple red.

Love this secondhand find. The table base is painted with Rust-Oleum Universal Hammered Silver and the top has a clock detail applied using decoupage and finished off with polyurethane.

Although not specified for glass, you can use Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X to spray glass. These repurposed glass bottles have been sprayed with gloss white. When spraying glass I like to use 180-grit sandpaper on the surface before spraying, as it adds a bit more grip to the paint.

A collage of picture frames looks great on a blank wall, but they look even better after being sprayed with Rust-Oleum 2X in pastel colours.

Need to makeover furniture? It's so easy to transform wood, melamine, laminate or metal furniture using Rust-Oleum spray paint. You can choose from Rust-Oleum gloss or satin, or apply an even more durable finish with Rust-Oleum Enamel spray.

 Rust-Oleum enamel spray provides lasting protection on indoor and outdoor furniture and comes in a wide variety of colours and finishes. You can apply Rust-Oleum Enamel spray to metal, wood, concrete or masonry.

Being able to spray paint takes a lot of the hard work out of painting detailed furniture. Simply remove hardware, sand down and spray on the paint.

Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass spray adds a semi-transparent coating for decoration or privacy. Apply to glass or mirrors. Creates the look of custom etched glass when applied with stencils. This is a semi-permanent finish that is wipeable, but don't use harsh cleaning products or Windolene, as this will remove the finish.

You can buy Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders Warehouse. Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X is priced at around R70 per can. While you may think this is expensive... you will only need one can of Rust-Oleum compared to 3 or even 4 cans of other spray paint.