Spray painting ceramics? It is so easy. This opens the door to so many DIY makeovers from table lamps to vases like these. I have always wanted to try my hand at spray painting ceramics but thought that it wouldn’t work. I was wrong. Not only did it work but it was a cinch.
Spray Painting Ceramics:
I had these urns sitting around for a long time. These colors were all the rage circa 2004, but not so much anymore. I still loved the shape of them and knew that I would love them white.
UPDATE: I have used these vases over and over and I still love them. Here are a few examples of how I have used them…
Sitting on my counter and one with a palm frond
VINTAGE OIL PAINTINGS IN THE KITCHEN
What You Need:
- spray paint in color of choice in a satin finish
- extra fine steel wool
Get the materials HERE
What You Do:
- wipe off all dust (on the inside too) when you spray it blows the dust right in your face and all over the wet paint!! Yes that happened to me not once but twice.
- spray a very, very light coat
- use fine steel wool to sand any imperfections in between coats
- continue painting with very thin coats until it is covered, it took several.
I did a test spot first. I sprayed a light coat on one of the shiny vases and waited a few days. Then I did the scratch test with my nail. It adhered so I went for it.
After my first coat there were many imperfections as you can see in the pics. But I sanded them down and they turned out great after several coats.
*Don’t mind the dark pics, it was so hot that day that I had to wait till evening to paint.
Drips were inevitable!! (well for me they were…I’m impatient!!!)
I found that you can wipe them off immediately with your finger then apply a LIGHT spray over the area.
One of them had the prettiest seafoam green inside. I wanted to keep that so I masked it off. When I took the tape off I gave the line a little rub of steel wool to make it more realistic.
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