Updated: 2-20-2020 This post contains directions on How to Spray Paint a Ginger Jar in Moments.
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 can get the expensive look, and keep a few bucks in your pocket. If you are an avid DIY er who loves home decor you might enjoy this recent post, How to Style with Ginger Jars Update Your Built in Bookcase, or How to Customize a Decorative Tassel.
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:
- Soap and Water
- Vintage Ginger Jar
- Spray Tent or Safe Area to Paint
- Painter’s Tape
- High Gloss Spray Paint – I used Rustoleum
1. Use Soap and Water to Clean the Vintage Ginger Jar
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.
2. Vintage Ginger Jar
You can search the antique malls, thrift stores, or on-line shops for a vintage jar. I’m not going to declare them easy to find, but you might get lucky.
3. Spray Tent – Or Well- Ventialted Area
Set up a well ventilated area or a spray tent, preferably outdoors. Be sure to read the paint can and follow the safety instructions.
4. Painter’s Tape
I decided to add interest to my vintage ginger jar by allowing a couple of stripes of the original brown color 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.
5. High Gloss Spray Paint
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.
Ginger jars can be show stoppers. I have grouped these three to make a big statement in my dining room on my sideboard.
Ginger Jar Keepsake
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.
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.
I’ve sourced a couple of my very favorite below– just click the photo:
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