I love the cheerful festive Christmas decorations in our home every year but when it is time to take them down the house feels so dull and empty. My solution to missing the Christmas decorations is to add some metallic decor to my home. Love to add a little touch of glamour to our home to welcome in a new year in January.
I decided to transition my son's Christmas tree with metallic stars. As a member of the Pinty Plus Blogger Ambassador program, I requested several cans of the Pinty Plus Basic Metallic Gloss Spray Paints in Silver, Gold, and Copper. This fast drying metallic spray paint can be used on surfaces including wood and cardboard.
I purchased 12 mini polystyrene star ornaments from my local Wilkinson before Christmas. (Similar mini polystyrene stars available from Amazon - Affiliate Link) I sprayed the stars with the metallic spray paint using light coats of paint. The metallic paint covered well but you need to be very careful not soak the stars in paint. One of the stars that were covered in the copper colour unfortunately were damaged by the paint. I would suggest using a light layer of the Pinty Plus Tech Primer on polystyrene items. The key is to use light layers of paint.I really loved the coverage and colours of the metallic paints. They have a chromatic effect and show the texture of the stars.
I loved the silver crome effect on the stars so much that I decided to paint the pot of the fake tree. It is recommended that you use Pinty Plus Tech Primer on plastics to obtain the best adhesion of the colour. The primer is colourless and dries extremely quickly.
It is recommend to use short sprays of light layers. I must that I was rushing due to concerns about rain and hoping toddler son would not get to muddy so I did spray a little heavy in places. Even though I sprayed a little too close or heavy, Pinty Plus spray paints dried quickly and evenly. Below you cans see a wetter patch but it is not noticeable when dry.
Time for a little styling with some silver baubles that I purchased in the after Christmas sales. I reused some copper beads from our main Christmas tree and left on the silver star from son's Christmas tree.
Novasol Spray UK for sending us paints another quick and easy project.