Spray Painting to Refresh and Add Color

Things have been very hectic around here lately. I thought the summer would give me more time to post with the school being done, but as you could tell that is not happening. (If you have been around here for a while you know that I home school several of my children.) I have been trying to work on projects, but there is always something going on around here which makes it very hard to finish the projects we have started. Here is one of the simple projects I did, spray painting our watering can and sprinklers to refresh and add color.Spray painting watering can and sprinklers to add color and to refresh

I picked up this watering can at a garage sale a couple of years ago and I really didn’t like having the label on the can because it is kept out on our porch with other garden supplies. I tried several times to get the label off and nothing would work. So I decided to spray over it.

Spray painting watering can  to add color

This is the inside of the can. It was very rusty so I used a primer before I sprayed with the color.

Spray painting watering can and sprinklers to add color and to refresh

I used the Rusty Metal Primer by Rust-oleum and their Paintplus 2X Ultra cover. (color: Satin Eden)

Spray painting watering can and sprinklers to add color and to refresh

Here is the inside primed.


You can barely see the outline from the label.


Here is the before and after of the watering can.

Spray paint a watering can to refresh and add color

I also have these two sprinklers that I really like, but were looking pretty bad. I just wanted to refresh them since there was a lot of rust. Will they get rusty again? Maybe, but for now they look pretty and it did not effect the working ability of them. I did a really light coat of paint on them. If you are going to try this, do not spray too thick or it may clog the openings or it may effect the operation of the sprinklers.

Refresh your sprinklers with spray paint

I have this small area on the side of my front porch that I keep several of our small garden tools nice, neat, and for easy access.  I store in the baskets and on the shelves:

  • sprinklers
  • watering can
  • hose attachments
  • gardening gloves
  • small gardening shovels and rakes
  • hand pruning shears

Spray painting watering can and sprinklers to add color and to refresh

We hang our old bath towels on the hooks for the kids to grab easy after they where having fun in the yard, playing in our small pool, in the sprinkler, or having a water fight. When they are done the towels are hung up back on the hooks to dry for the next time.

I like to use all the same color, because if they are left laying around, which my children would never do, LOL, it looks neater and coordinates with our outdoor décor. That is just me! Some people love having all kinds of color. I think I am this way because of all the things that are left around on a regular basis around our house. If all the towels where regular bright beach towels, which we do have to take with to the pool or beach, it is just adds to the cluttered look around. We have done that and I just prefer all the same color for our yard.

Spray painting watering can and sprinklers to add color and to refresh

What do you think?

Do you like our little storage area?

Do you like that I have all the same color towels or would you do something else?

Comment below.

Here are some other posts on how I added a little green:

How to Paint Your Broom to Match Your Décor!

Pottery Barn Inspired Wine Bottle Centerpiece!

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