Found these chairs for free 👍 didn't quite like the blue color with our dining table, so decided to paint them black
The backrest was irremovable, so it had to be covered
First tape on the ends
Then cutting up a plastic bag...
... for the rest
Luckily the seats would come of
I'm lazy, using my screwing machine
Oh my, so dirty... It is very important to clean every surface you want to paint or the painting job won't last for long
Now for the plastic cage in which you will paint your objects
Start by cutting your plastic bags. Cut of the bottom and cut open one of the sides. You will end up with a 120x120cm plastic sheet. Repeat 8 times
Use duct tape to assemble all the sheets into one large sheet, this sheet will be your four walls
Hang your sheet up like this, leaving an opening in the cage
Use additionally two sheets to make a floor, tape it on to the walls to make it air tight, you wouldn't want spray paint seeping out on your floor 😬
The cage might be shorter than the height of your room, unless you're painting a very tall object it won't be a problem. I used painters tape to hold up the walls
Finished plastic cage, notice that it is placed by the windows for good air environment
The opening is also next to the window
Here it is taped together in the top, this is your door
Before we start painting, wear proper clothes, this is messy. I used these beauties, works for rain works for paint 😆
This is one of the most important steps. Protect your lungs, wear a mask! This mask was used while painting only one chair. It used to be white! My point is you don't want that filth in your lungs!!
Also open a window, you don't want to fill your apartment with aerosol-gasses...
Place the object in the corner opposite from your "door", never spray towards the "door"
Supposing you can follow instructions given on a spray can, let's jump to the finished product. Tadaa
Finished with seat back on. A future project would be to stain the wood. Wouldn't it look cool with dark brown stained seat and backrest?
After removing the cage, I only had to sweep the floor, no harm done. Leave your windows open for the rest of the day. Feel free to comment and check out my other guides 😉
- Object to spray paint, in this case school chairs
- Spray paint
- Duct tape
- Painters tape
- Lots of plastic bags