Hot Tip: Easily Update Holiday Décor without Spray Paint

Hot Tip: Easily Update Holiday Décor without Spray Paint

Landis Carey
Dec 17, 2010

Spray paint is the absolute worst but it's so alluring—it promises easy use (good!) but is super terrible for the environment (bad!). So, when faced with fixing-up a few little holiday pieces we found at a rummage sale, I was less than enthusiastic about getting started—one of the pieces was a little intricate and both items would need several coats of paint. Read on for how I turned this laborious task into a quick and easy one.

Before I go on, you may wonder why I didn't consider eco-friendly spray paint. First, it's difficult to find and I've also read (TreeHugger article) that it's still not the best option for something that can be painted with a brush.

Back to topic...

While shopping for a few unrelated supplies, I found a little tool that made my upcoming project so much easier. It's so obvious and I've used larger versions before but I never thought of it for this use: a 4" roller brush can do wonders on small intricate projects. Available at most paint stores, I purchased our 4" roller (with high capacity knit) from Home Depot for $4.97.

It was a win win situation: I was able to use eco-friendly Benjamin Moore paint, not chase down low-VOC spray paint, and save time.

I hope this little tip can help you save time on your next project!

(Image: Landis Carey)

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