About a month ago, I got invited to be a part of the Creative Bloggers Coalition Campaign. I was very excited to be invited to test and blog about Krylon Dual Spray Paint. They sent me six cans of spray paint to use and then share my thoughts about.
I decided to spray paint a statue that my husband built in college and a beautiful horse that I got when my brother-in-law’s girlfriend’s grandfather passed. I would have liked to have done something a little more involved, but I just kept finding statues that I loved the shape of, but they weren’t the right color.
The weird monster looking thing is called Sain and he has a whole animated fight sequence that Brenden did for school.
I loved that horse the moment I saw it. He was sitting on a shelf and everyone thought I was crazy when I asked for him.
The birds were a wonderful thrifting discovery.
I’m going to name him eventually. His leg was broken in transit, but I’ll glue it back on once he and the leg are painted.
I really didn’t do any prep to either statue. I thought about sanding down the horse who is made of some kind of metal, but I didn’t want to ruin his texture. Sain is made of an artist’s modeling clay, so he couldn’t be sanded. Also, I wanted to see how well the primer worked in the spray paint.
So, I sprayed and sprayed. It looked like this:
(I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I’m crazy, because they only see me when I do stuff like this.)
The spray paint has a very wide and even flow. So, now there is a couple of white squares on the driveway. Oops. Don’t tell the home owner’s association. The built in primer was really great, since I wasn’t able to sand or prep any of the statues. If you are painting something that can’t be prepped, I recommend this paint.
Side Trip: Check out this wonderful shadow the horse made.
And, without any more delay, I give you, the finished projects!
Doesn’t he just look awesome?! I love the way he turned out. Now, he sits in my husband’s studio and watches over the land of figurines.
He’s so beautiful. I’m thinking about painting his saddle. (Just an idea for now. We’ll see if anything comes of that.) You can still see the crease from the broken leg, but I’ll fix it. He’ll back to running the track in no time.
And here are those bird statues I told you I found at the thrift store. Sorry, I didn’t think to get a before photo (I was to distracted thinking how much more beautiful they were going to be once I was done spray painting them). Let me just tell you, they were brassy and kinda boring.
Now they are graceful and majestic and make some really epic shadows!!
I have to tell you, this is the smoothest spray paint I’ve ever used. It goes on really even, I think its because the primer is built in. And I really like how vibrant the colors were. Sain was sprayed with Glossy Regal Blue and it really is super glossy. I love it! The Horse and Birds were painted with Gloss White and they came out more of a luster white. They look beautiful too. I wonder if the difference in finish is due to the difference in statue material? Hmmm….I think this means I have to experiment more.
Thank you Krylon for letting me be a part of this experiment. Your paint is wonderful and I cannot wait to get more colors!
Find out more about the paint here.
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