Other fun ideas using spray paint include chalkboards and magnet boards. Believe it or not, you can spray a chalkboard finish onto any surface using chalkboard spray paint. This type of paint comes in dark green or black and can be used to spruce up an old chalkboard or create a completely new one. It's a great product for classrooms, playrooms, and kids' bedrooms. Just tape off the area you want to paint with painter's tape. Make sure the area is clean and dry before painting. All you have to do is spray the paint on and let it dry. You can do the same type of project using magnetic spray paint. This type of paint is great for home office areas, classrooms, workshops, or kids' rooms.
Unlike the chalkboard paint, the gray magnetic paint is a primer. After taping off and cleaning your surface, paint the area with the magnetic paint. After it dries, paint over it with spray paint that is the color of your choice. Because it is a primer coat, the magnetic paint can be used virtually anywhere because it's gray color will never be seen under the final top coat of color.
Spray painting saves you money by transforming something you already have instead of buying something new. It's a way of recycling, so it's great for the environment. Recycle the spray paint can when you're done to make this project even more earth friendly. Spray paint costs $1-$6 per can, so it's a relatively cheap project. I repainted eight dining room chairs for less than $30 using one can per chair. To see pictures of the transformed chairs, click here.
Smaller projects like picture frames and mirror frames will require far less than one can. Spray paint can be purchased at any home improvement store or craft store. I challenge you to find something tucked away in the back of a closet somewhere that you can turn into a stylish piece of dcor for your home. You'll have fun doing the project, you'll be amazed at the transformation, and you'll love how easy and inexpensive spray painting projects can be.