Thursday, September 26, 2013

A quick makeover with Rust-Oleum 2X Spray Paint

Yesterday I attended the launch of Rust-Oleum 2X Spray paint in Australia. Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover spray paint is a new highly concentrated spray paint with twice the coverage rate of other brands in a brand new range of colours.



It was lovely to finally meet (in real life rather than just online) Jen from Interiors Addict, Jo from Coastal Home Love and Catherine from Paisley Vintage . Catherine is now a 2X Cover spray paint expert having painted all of the props for the Rust-Oleum stand at the BHG show and the launch.  I came home from the launch with a few cans of spray paint to trial including Satin Lagoon.  This afternoon I was feeling inspired by my morning swim at Bondi Icebergs (a very quick swim as it was freezing in the water)



Aren't the blues and greens of the beach beautiful.  I just need the water to be a few degrees warmer.

I had a little wicker table waiting for a makeover so I decided to spray paint it in Satin Lagoon.



I probably shouldn't have chosen the windiest day in ages to spray paint as I now have teal arms as well as a teal table :)

The table is now for sale also. Email me if you are interested.

The paint has excellent coverage and it was very quick to use. It's quick drying and has a beautiful sheen. I'm not a big spray painter but love using it on wicker and cane which are a bit tedious to brush paint. 2X Spray Paint has a built in primer so you can just grab your can and start spraying. I found it easy to use, the colour is rich and deep and it seems to pool less or maybe I just picked up a few hints from the experts yesterday. I used about 1/2 a can on the table so that's good coverage.

If you want more information on the spray check out Rust-Oleum's facebook page. The spray paint is now available in Bunnings.

Do you use spray paint much?
Tried this brand yet?

Fiona x

15 comments:

  1. The table is so pretty Fiona - LMHO with your teal arms !!!
    I walked around with green feet once!
    XOXO

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    1. I'm always covered in paint...such a fashion fail xx

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  2. Gorgeous swim! The ocean never fails to make me feel better-even when I feel good to begin with! I've seen lots of US bloggers use Rust-Oleum, so good to see it's launched in Australia. The table looks beautiful!

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    1. thanks Ness, we are headed to the beach for a week and I am looking forward to much more time in the water.
      Yes I am looking forward to using more of their paints.
      Fiona x

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  3. love that color! i have used it before and it's just so pretty and the name suits it!

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    1. Cassie - of course you have!! this colour screams your name...
      I haven't been able to capture the colour correctly - found it very hard to photograph for some reason. maybe I should try against a white wall and not the green garden.
      Fiona x

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  4. Hi Fiona, I have used the Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze for a metal frame around an outdoor screen. It has a lovely sparkle to it. Only problem is it is quite expensive to buy and hard to find. It seems like the range at Bunnings doesn't include the metal finishes? Do you know if that is changing? As always, I have a few more projects in the planning....

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    1. I would love to try the rubbed bronze sometime, Karen. I have never seen it and am not sure. You could always ask Rust-Oleum on their facebook page (it's linked in the post above)

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  5. 1/2 a can - that's amazing! I'll look out for it when I'm at Bunnings (I seem to be there every weekend). I'm walking around with black speckled arms after painting timber posts for our new merbau fence!

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    1. I sometimes think I should take shares in Bunnings, Petra, I spend so much time and money there :)
      Your fence sounds great. hope your arms came clean. I've only just got the last of the spray teal off!

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  6. So happy to hear this brand is here in Oz. I recently moved here from Canada and the range of spray paint was great. I tried one here last weekend from bunnings and it it was rubbish.

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  7. So happy to hear this brand is here in Oz. I recently moved here from Canada and the range of spray paint was great. I tried one here last weekend from bunnings and it it was rubbish.

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    1. Welcome to Australia Lisa! yes the paint is now at Bunnings (or will be in the next few weeks). good luck with it and also settling into australia!

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