Plastering a vase is not for the faint of heart. You have to cover a lot of surface area and the process is messy. Fortunately, there is an easier way to get the same effect. The trick is to use a spray can. It will give you a smoother finish with fewer trips to the paint department. Depending on the brand you choose, you can expect a variety of colors to choose from. This is especially useful if you are painting a vase made of glass.
When you’re plastering a vase, it’s a good idea to use the right kind of primer. There are many varieties, from paintable primer to sprayable sealer, so make sure you pick the right one for your project. While you’re at it, a little plastic gloves goes a long way. Also, check your packaging to make sure you’re not purchasing a bottle that contains a toxic substance.
Another way to go is to fill the vase with water. If you’re going to be adding a lot of liquid, you can add some sand to help weigh the thing down. This will help prevent the container from floating up during the casting process.
Another way to plaster a vase is to use a stencil and a sand-based paint. After you’re done with the former, fill the vase with a thin coat of the latter. Alternatively, you can paint the entire thing. Lastly, let the paint dry. A final sand-blasted seal will provide a waterproof surface.
Aside from the aforementioned process, you can also paint your vase. To do this, you’ll want to use a light-colored paint, such as the Glidden Off-White. Similarly, you’ll need a few small brushes. In addition, you’ll need to be creative with your brushstrokes. If you don’t have a small brush, consider using a paper towel dipped in paint. Using a sponge instead of a paintbrush will result in a multi-dimensional look.
Of course, if you’re feeling a bit more ambitious, you can attempt the plastering of a vase yourself. Although it isn’t as easy as it sounds, the end results will be worth the effort. However, if you’re in a rush, you can simply use a spray can. Remember to use short, even bursts. Be careful not to splatter your plaster or it will all be for naught.
The best part is you can reuse the plaster as a design element in a future project. This is particularly true if you opt to paint the vase in a different color. As long as the base is in good condition, you should have no trouble transforming your plain old flower holder into a piece of art. And you’ll also save a bundle on the price of a new bottle.
The best part about this craft is that you can choose to have fun. With a little creativity and a bit of time, you can have a fun and functional work of art to display in your home or office.