Spray Painting Difficult Shapes

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I decided to work some teal accents into our bathroom update by spray painting our existing shower curtain rings and mirror. No, this isn’t an advertisment for Papa John’s pizza; this box just happened to be perfect for the task. I wanted the faces of these shower curtain rings painted, but I didn’t want to paint the hooked part since it would rub along the curtain rod. To protect the hooks from paint, I punched holes in my cardboard box with an ice pick. Then slid the hooked ends down inside.

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To make sure the paint would get to the edges of the ring faces, I stuffed a tiny wad of paper towel underneath. This lifts the surface to be painted just enough to get those side edges covered.

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Then I layered on two coats of spray paint.

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They are ready to hang with the hooks clear of paint.

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Next up was this rounded mirror.  First I lined the edge with painters tape.

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Then I went around again taping down a trash bag to cover the surface.

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Now, it’s ready to paint.

The mirror and shower curtain are now hung, but I’m struggling to figure out what to hang on the walls. I guess you’ll have to stay tuned for the final result.

Linking up to Knock Our Socks Off.

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