Rust-Oleum Projects

Decorative Lanterns

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Update your front porch with decorative lanterns and rustic pine cones using Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Spray Paint.

  1. Make sure your lanterns are clean and dry. Original Krud Kutter Cleaner & Degreaser can help you remove existing dirt or grime.
  2. Working in well-ventilated space, shake your can of Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle, and apply according to the directions on the can. If your lanterns are heavily rusted, we recommend using Stops Rust Rusty Metal Primer.
  3. To add a pop of color to your lanterns, shake your can of Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Gloss Protective Enamel (we used Gloss Regal Red) for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Hold your can 10-16” from the surface of each decorative lantern and spray in a steady, back-and-forth motion, while slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply a couple of light coats a few minutes apart to avoid any drips or runs.
  4. Before painting your pine cones, we recommend priming first with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Universal Bonding Primer, following the directions on the can.
  5. Next, cover the paint primer with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Satin Protective Enamel, following the directions on the can. We used the color Satin White to give the pine cones a fresh, snowy look.
  6. Once your lanterns and pine cones are fully dry, it’s time to assemble your planters. We used a wreath to top our planters and added decorative picks from a craft store along with the painted pine cones. Add your painted decorative lanterns as the final touch.