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8 ways to add colour with Rust-Oleum

Rust-Oleum offers an excellent selection of spray painting products that come in an amazing range of colours. Satin, gloss or metallic, Rust-Oleum spray paint offers twice the coverage to make spray painting almost any object quick and easy. You will find the complete range of Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders Warehouse.

 

Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover contains up to 44 percent more solids than other spray paint brands, resulting in quick and easy coverage that dries quickly.

These wonderful wire cake stands are available at Mr Price, and while they only come in one colour, you can use Rust-Oleum 2X to spray a wire cake stand to match your decor, or for a special occasion.

1. Working in a well-ventilated area, place the stand on top of a large sheet of newspaper or a dust sheet. Protect the surrounding area with additional dust sheets or newspaper to protect from overspray.

2. Lightly sand with 180-grit to ensure surfaces are free from loose paint, rust, wax, oil and grease. Previously painted surfaces should also be lightly sanded to ensure proper bonding of the spray paint.

3. Shake the can well - for at least a minute - and then hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the object. Spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. Apply several light coats, allowing a few minutes for each coat to dry. For the wire cupcake stand we used Rust-Oleum 2X gloss Berry Pink.

GOOD TO KNOW
Always shake the can during use to ensure a constant and even spray.

Changing the colour of your accessories to match your decor is as easy as grabbing a can of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint. Now you can refresh your home decor as often as you like and splurge on other items for the home.

1. Make sure that items to be painted are clean and dry before you spray. Lightly sand away any scratches with 180-grit sandpaper. For patterns or areas that you want to spray in contrasting colours, mask these off with masking tape.

2. Working in a well-ventilated area, place the items to be painted on a sheet of newspaper. Protect the surrounding area with additional dust sheets or newspaper.

3. Unless you are painting with Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint bare wood and metal should be primed with Rust-Oleum Surface Primer and bare plastic should be primed with Rust-Oleum Plastic Primer.

4. Always hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the object being painted and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. A few light coats are better than applying too much paint and increasing the possibility of drips or runs. For our vase we used Rust-Oleum 2X satin Green Apple.

Update secondhand or old-fashioned lampshade with Rust-Oleum 2X gloss or satin spray paint. Painting and recycling old objects is not only satisfying and economical but you are creating pieces that are unique and stylish! Rust-Oleum 2X gloss offers an ultra high gloss finish straight from the can. What’s more it is easy to use and fast drying.

1. Move the lampshade to be painted to a well-ventilated area and place on top of newspaper or a dust sheet. Mask off any areas of the object not to be painted. Protect the surrounding area with additional dust sheets or newspaper.

2. Sand with 180-grit sandpaper, paying specific attention to any inconsistencies in the original finish or any rough areas. If you’re painting over a smooth glossy finish (eg. a laminated surface or plastic) there is no need to sand this. Once any sanding has been done, wipe down with a damp cloth to remove all the dust.

3. Apply a coat of Rust-Oleum Primer and let this dry overnight.

4. Follow the guidelines above for spraying your piece and avoid trying to cover your object with the first coat of paint. It's always better to apply 2 coats of paint allowing a minimum of 15 minutes between coats. Leave for around 60 minutes after the last coat is applied to ensure they are dry before handling.

GOOD TO KNOW
If you make a boo-boo and have drips, don’t panic; you can correct just about any error with sandpaper. Wait until the paint is completely dry and sand these back, then re-apply the top coat.

Transform any piece of furniture with Rust-Oleum 2X satin or gloss. Rather than buying a new and expensive piece of furniture you have the opportunity to give an old or secondhand piece of furniture a modern makeover. In just one day your project is complete and furniture transformed at a fraction of the price of replacing it!

1. After moving the furniture into a well-ventilated space, protect your work surfaces and surround areas with newspaper and drop cloths.

2. Clean or wipe to ensure surfaces to be painted are free from wax, oil and grease. Use wood filler to fill any cracks and sand thoroughly once the wood filler is dry.

GOOD TO KNOW
If you are working with an unpainted piece of furniture, always sand with the grain. Once any sanding has been done, wipe it down with a damp cloth to remove all the dust from the piece.

3. Following the guidelines above and apply 2 coats of paint, allowing a minimum of 15 minutes between coats. Leave your cabinet for around 60 minutes after last coat is applied to ensure it is dry before handling it.

GOOD TO KNOW
To prevent any tackiness on the surface, use household furniture polish to lightly wipe and buff the surface.

Give an old chair an instant update rather than replacing them. A high-gloss makeover will give any chair a more modern look. We used Rust-Oleum Mode in Pure Aqua and Sunflower Yellow. Mis-matched chairs in bold, bright colours are a style trend that we are seeing more and more. Rust-Oleum 2X provides a wonderful that cannot easily be achieved with a paintbrush without leaving unsightly marks. .

Follow our guidelines above for painted furniture to transform old and mis-matched chairs and add a splash of colour to your kitchen or dining room.

Looking at modern trends, bright high-gloss finishes are here to stay and more and more people are choosing them for their kitchens and furniture. Rust-Oleum 2X gloss delivers this highly sought after designer finish without the designer price tag. Take your existing kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts and, for a fraction of the price of replacing them, transform them. We used Rust-Oleum 2X gloss Apple Red.

1. If you aren't removing cabinets, open windows and doors for cross-ventilation.

2. Put down drop cloths to protect flooring from overspray and cover any surrounding areas as well.

3. Fill any cracks with wood filler and sand, paying specific attention to any inconsistencies in the original finish or any rough areas. For wooden cabinets, always sand in the direction of the wood grain. On previously painted or melamine / laminate a light sanding is essential.
Once any sanding has been done, wipe down with a damp cloth to remove all the dust from the piece(s).

4. Follow the guidelines above for spray painting, particularly that of overlapping as you spray, as this prevents inconsistencies when using a glossy spray.

Rust-Oleum 2X or Universal is just as good for transforming your outdoor furniture. Add pops of bold colour to your garden by painting wood or plastic furniture, plant pots and garden accessories. Turn an old wheelbarrow into a wonderful display by painting in a bold colour and planting up with a kaleidoscope of annuals. You can even use Rust-Oleum 2X or Universal on wicker furniture. Use a stiff brush to clean away dust and built-up gunge before spraying in your choice of colour.

Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover or Universal spray paint is ideal for anyone wanting to paint tricky objects without unsightly brush strokes. And Rust-Oleum can be used to refresh and add a fun pop of colour on almost any surface.

 

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