January 15, 2013

How To... Fix Spray Paint

If you have ever spray painted before you have probably have had a few mishaps, drips or over sprays.  Though I have become almost master like with my spray paint can, I still have my moments!  The other day when I decided to spray paint a few items to freshen up my shelves {in the coldest winter Nor Cal has seen in years!!} I had a few runs.  Now, after I completed this project I should have sprayed the top color first and then sprayed the bottom.  DUH!! But, blame it on the freezing cold temps I was so not thinking!  But I didn't want to waste these awesome little features!

To fix your little spray paint mess up, spray a little bit of spray paint into a cup.

 With a small soft brush gently dab the paint on.  It will look bad at first, but do a thin first coat.

Allow it to dry for a bit and then apply another thin coat.  I promise it may not look good now, but it will when it dries.

 Super simple!

I also sprayed this super inexpensive wood box in a two tone block color and had a little bit of over spray.  I touch up the orange in the same way!  I also sprayed a piece of coral I brought back from Hawaii gold; then hot glued it to the top of the box.  I love the color combo!

Any good tips to fixing your spray paint mess ups?



Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

That is a great tip, Tiffany, thank you for sharing, because sometimes I get a little trigger happy and then we get the ol' drips.
Love your color blocked accessories! The gold and blue vase and also the orange box with the coral both came out great!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

yay for salvaging it!!!!!! you saved the day :) gonna have to keep this in mind for next time I am clumsy!