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DIY Housewarming Kitchen Gifts

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  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 1 hour

  • Challenge Level

    Easy

  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Universal Metallic Spray Paint in Dark Cherry
    • Ceramic Utensil Crock
    • Wood Cutting Board
    • Metal Cake Stand
    • Painter's Tape
    • Drop Cloth
    • Gloves
After After

Your friends just moved into a new house. Surprise them with their favorite color on DIY housewarming gifts. Just a few coats of spray paint brings the look together. 

PREP: Make sure all kitchen items are clean and thoroughly dry. Always spray in a well-ventilated area such as a garage. Cover area with a drop cloth to protect surfaces from overspray. Apply painter's tape to any areas you don't want to paint.

PAINT:
 Shake the can of Universal Metallic for one minute after you hear the mixing ball begin to rattle. Hold can upright 8-12” from surface and spray in a steady back-and forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Keep the can the same distance from the surface and in motion while spraying. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart. For best results, apply several light coats versus one heavy coat. Recoat within 1 hour or after 48 hours. 

DRY: The spray paint will be dry to touch in 30 minutes, to handle in 1 hour, and is fully dry in 24 hours. 

For the wooden cutting board: Once the paint is fully dry, attach a tack or glue a clip to the surface to use it as a recipe holder. 

TIP: Food should not be in direct contact with the painted surface.