Reported by: Kimberly Brimhall
A while back my family made a big move from Indiana down to Texas. Due to our home being on the market in Indiana, we left most of our furniture with our house and moved into an apartment until it sold. One of my biggest struggles was finding a way to make all of my furniture for the apartment match. We had decided to use the furniture that was in my studio because it was smaller…the downside however…it was a huge mix of different types of furniture and storage.
I decided that by painting the furniture and decor, I could make it match without having to buy new stuff. When deciding on a paint, I ask the paint person at Wal-Mart what they recommended. They did not have a recommendation, only knowledge that the Krylon brand was supposed to be the best. I went with that knowledge and decided to try the Krylon Multipurpose Indoor/Outdoor spray paint in a gloss finish. I chose three colors that matched things I already had: Blue Ocean Breeze, Watermelon, and Ivy Leaf. I was impressed with the fast (10 minutes or less) and the EZ Touch 360°™ Dial Spray Tip features immediately. I was able to do 3 projects with this spray paint.
First, I chose a frame that I picked up from the goodwill on my way to Texas. I chose not to sand the frame first and painted it with two coats insuring that the paint would not run. I thought the paint provided great coverage without a ton of coats.
Next, I was able to paint an old dining chair that was worn and dated. I chose a bright watermelon pink color and sanded the chair first to remove the lacquer from the entire chair. Because the chair had many crevices and a top and bottom, the 360 degree feature was extremely useful in getting to the hard to reach areas. Again, I found that the paint provided great coverage, as well as, a smooth finish.
The last project was a organization board. Being in a tiny space to live, made it essential for some sort of organizing space. I wanted something that would not be an eye-sore if I had company. I chose the Blue Ocean Breeze for my board. I bought a magnet board from IKEA for 15 dollars and did not sand it before I painted it. I painted it with two coats like the projects before. I thought it provided great coverage. However, after a few days, the places where the magnets were attached started to peel and the paint began to faulter. My suggestion would be to use some sort of primer when using this paint for metal.
I had a great experience with this paint. I have often thought of spray paint as a great fix to many decorating problems and this added to my thinking. I love the vividness and quality of the colors I chose. The gloss finish ensured that I did not need an addition lacquer for a finished look. I already have many more projects lined up using spray paint and at the price, I will not have any guilt about how many I can actually finish.
So what are some of your Krylon paint stories and tips? Let us know!!