Wednesday, 24 June 2015

How To Paint Your Own Copper Vase

Image: Etsy

It doesn't look like the copper trend is going anywhere for a while. I can't get enough of copper accents in the home but it can get expensive.

So I went on the search for some diy ways of adding a few copper accessories.
I have a few unwanted home accessories around so decided I would try to paint them copper!

Finding the right copper colour wasn't easy though and I went through a few spray paints until I found the right one,

I ended up with the Rustoleum "Bright Copper" spray paint.

I chose spray paint for this as I wanted a smooth shiny finish.

Here's how to get your own copper vase...

1. Make sure the item you're spraying is clean and free from debris. Also, it's important to make sure the paint you're using is suitable for the surface you are spraying onto.

2. Use masking tape (I've used frog tape as it creates a perfect line) and wrap around the glass as evenly as possible. This is easier than you would think.

3. Wrap all the way to the top. The spray paint travels much further than you think. I didn't use enough cardboard underneath and ended up spraying half of my patio, oops!

4. Shake the hell out of the can! Really shake it, for longer than you'd think. At least a minute. Spray lightly and about 30-40cm away from the vase.

5. Spray in light side to side strokes and spray very light coats and wait in between each coat. I did about 3 coats and waited an hour between each.

6. Wait until the paint is fully dry, remove the masking tape, et voila!

Your own copper vase, this also works really well on jars and tealight holders and lots of other home accessories. You could go copper crazy. 


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