geometric painted vases
Be inspired by the modern retro look and add instant wow-factor to drab vases using this simple yet effective spray-painting technique
Add retro style with this easy spray-paint project
Do you have any plain vases that need bringing to life? Follow our step-by-step guide to give them a splash of colour. This make is perfect for beginners and can be done in just a few hours.
Be sure to use goodquality masking tape to give you crisp, sharp lines and remember to work outside on a dust sheet, as it can get very messy.
1Working outside on newspaper or a dust sheet, spray a layer of white primer over the entire surface of the vase (excluding the base) and leave to dry. For a smooth, even finish. be sure to hold the can approximately 20cm from the vase and move it slowly across the surface as you spray.
2Spray a layer of white satin over the surface and leave to dry. Once totally dry, use masking tape to make an inverted V shape on one side of the vase. Cover areas not to be sprayed with newspaper and create crisp lines with the masking tape. Spray, then remove tape while the paint is still wet.
3Once this layer is dry, tape another line to create a segment over a different part of the vase. Cover everywhere you don’t want to spray with newspaper and then apply a contrasting teal colour to the exposed area of the vase. Remove tape and newspaper, then leave to dry thoroughly.
get creative and experiment with different geometric designs on each vase. choose a colour combo to suit your existing palette
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