Forget Your Spray Paint Stereotypes
Written by Milan Jara on 28th Jul 2015
Whenever we try to talk to someone about spray paint, the first image they describe is the one in the picture. It makes us sad because as artists, we have come to appreciate the versatility of spray paint and we love exploring its potential. You can do a lot more than just painting colorful images on public walls with spray paint, and we invite you to forget your spray-paint stereotypes and expand your imagination.
Photo by Angie Chapman (Flickr)
Spray-Paint Your Way to Bling
If you have never explored the beauty and fun of gold spray paint, then you just haven’t lived yet. Take your child’s multi-colored alphabet magnets and spray-paint them gold and wait for the reaction. With a can of gold spray paint and a little time, you can turn anything from your sneakers to an old bathroom cabinet into a gold-platted piece of art. How about turning dead tree branches and leaves into gold display pieces? Buy a can of gold spray paint and give it a try, and we guarantee that you will start turning your boring stuff into bling.
Reinvent Your Home’s Hardware
Did you know that you can buy spray paint that will work on the metal hardware in your home? How about a pink bathroom faucet or blue cabinet hinges for something different? If you are really bored with the look of your home, then go buy some spray paint that was made for metal surfaces and start colorizing your life. You will be shocked at how much of an impact a can of spray paint can make on your home’s decor.
Spruce Up Your Cushions and Curtains
You might know about spray paint for metal surfaces, but we would be willing to bet that you are unaware of spray paint that clings safely to fabric. Do you have couch cushions that you want to throw out because they look like they have had better days? Go buy some fabric spray paint and make those cushions new again. If you have always wanted green curtains in your living room but did not want to spend the money, then buy a cheap can of fabric spray paint and create the curtains of your dreams. Fabric spray paint is perfectly safe, and it looks great. Imagine how you could change the look of your couch cushions with a couple of cans of fabric spray paint and some stencils.
Instead of throwing out that old dozen roses with baby’s breath, blast it with some gold spray paint and put it on display. Gold roses? Whoever heard of such a thing? If you want to fill up some space on your bookshelves, then go buy some cheap books from a used bookstore and spray-paint them bright colors. The contrast with your real books will be amazing, and the color will brighten up your room.
Spray paint is much more than just a way for artists to express themselves on concrete walls. Over the years, we have come to appreciate spray paint for the versatile tool it really is. If you really want to get in touch with your inner artist, then go buy some spray paint and see what you can do to improve your home and your life.