Ginger Jars are enjoying a magnificent comeback in décor, and I understand the appeal. They are so classically beautiful. They can, however, boast a hefty price tag, especially if they are a fairly large in size. If you are on a budget, however, this DIY post will teach you: How to Spray Paint a Ginger Jar in Moments
You may also consider painting a vintage ginger jar if you want a specific color that you can’t locate. This gorgeous turquoise ginger jar was brown when I found it.
You will need the following supplies to spray paint a ginger jar:
- ginger jar
- soap and water
- painter’s tape
- high gloss spray paint – I used Rustoleum Gloss
- spray tent
You need to start with a clean surface. I found soap and water worked to clean my dusty thrift store find. Allow plenty of dry time before proceeding to the next step.
Set up a well ventilated spray tent
preferably outdoors. Always start spraying at the top of your project and working down. You will need to follow the directions on the spray can as it relates to how far away to hold the can, and how long to wait between coats. Remember, two light coats will give you a better finish than a thick coat. If you get notice a run, wait until it dries, and lightly sand it down. Don’t try to correct it while it is wet.
I decided to add interest by allowing a couple of stripes of the original brown color of the ginger jar to remain. So I taped off the stripes with painter’s tape, being sure to press down the edges. Although, I didn’t get a picture before the project, I did get a video of peeling the painter’s tape I used to create the two stripes.
Ginger jars can be decor show stoppers.
I have grouped these three to make a big statement in my dining room on my sideboard.
I’ve loved ginger jars for a long time! I have a beautiful cream colored one that my mom made for me in the 1980s in a ceramic class she was taking. It is a treasure I’ve protected it in five moves and four states.
My 30 year old Ginger Jar!
Whether you find a vintage one to paint, or a beautiful new one, I hope your inspired to find a place in your home for a beautiful ginger jar.
P.S. Here is a link to one of my favorite Instagram friends who uses Ginger Jars to perfection both inside and outdoors: Kristy Wicks