Colourful cre­ations: Five sum­mer paint projects to cre­ate a splash

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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.

Mar­velous Mailbox

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.

Pretty Pa­tios

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.

Gor­geous Grills

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.

Sassy Shelves

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.

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