Colourful creations: Five summer paint projects to create a splash
Be gone muted colours of winter! As we welcome in warm summer temperatures, it’s time to brighten up our homes with sensational summer shades. And it’s easy to add a pop of vibrant colour with the help from the experts at Krylon spray paint.
“Painting is a project that even a novice DIYer can feel confident doing,” said Katherine Merkle, brand manager, Krylon. “And with the right spray paint you can achieve results that look like they were done by a professional.”
Start your summer off on the right foot with these five simple projects that are sure to make a splash.
Tricked Out Toys
Have the kids’ toys seen better days? Or does the hand-me-down pink bike now need to look a bit boyish? Spray paint to the rescue. With a few coats of paint, you can transform your bike from bleak to chic instantly. For a unique finish that adds just a bit of sparkle, try Krylon’s new Shimmer Metallic. Available in nine stunning shades, it creates a durable finish similar to an automotive finish for tricked out toys sure to excite the kiddos.
It’s one of the first things guests see as they arrive at our homes, and one of the last things we often focus on – the mailbox. If your mailbox is showing rust or the paint is peeling off the pole, it’s time for an update. Whether your box is made of metal, wood or plastic, you can rest assured that you’ll achieve superior results with Krylon’s Dual Superbond spray paint. The proprietary formula offers a high-adhesion, specialty primer that ensures top performance even on hard-to-paint surfaces such as plastics, laminates and melamine, as well as other commonly painted surfaces. Plus, it offers corrosion resistance, so your mailbox update looks good now… and down the road.
Summer also means picnics on the patio. And luckily you don’t need to buy new furniture to make your outdoor space look new. Instead, breathe life into your existing wood or metal furniture with a fresh coat of Dual Superbond spray paint. With dozens of colours from which to choose you can create a stylish new look that will also hold up to the outdoor elements.
And don’t stop with your table and chairs – add pops of colour to other outdoor accents, such as flower pots and centrepieces. Spray paint even works on faded cloth items such as umbrellas, pillows and seat cushions. Soon you’ll have a pretty patio that will be the envy of the neighbourhood.
By nature of their use, grills and fire pits get dirty quickly. But they can easily achieve a makeover with spray paint. Be sure to choose a product, such as Krylon’s High Heat Max which can withstand extreme temperature swings of up to 1200°F (650°C). High Heat Max delivers maximum rust resistance in three contemporary and stylish finishes, so you won’t just protect the grill, you’ll keep it looking designer beautiful all year long.
While the warm weather offers a variety of new activities… it also means more “stuff.” To keep the garage looking a bit more organized, shelves are an excellent spot to house anything from watering cans to soccer balls. No need to buy new – an old microwave cart or plastic shelves can easily be painted and repurposed to create instant organization. Start by cleaning the surfaces and then paint them with Dual Superbond to achieve a finished look. Soon you’ll have some sassy-looking shelves that will add some garage organization sanity.
Who knew that it could be as simple as grabbing a few cans of spray paint to brighten your surroundings… and your mood. For more information on Krylon products or projects, visit www.krylon. ca.