When spray-painting baskets, protect your work area by using drop sheets, or use a large cardboard box as a spray booth. You can also try using a lazy Susan so you can get better coverage as you spray. Spray from side-to-side until the surface area is covered. Several light coats are better than one heavy coat, as drips may occur. Once you’ve sprayed the basket the right way up, turn it upside down and repeat the process. This helps ensure the paint gets into all the nooks and crevices.