Painting a Toy Chest

Painting a Toy Chest

Use a paint sprayer on a toy chest and be done in a day.

Tools & Materials

Like any project, you will need the right tools and supplies to do the job right the first time. Because the sooner you finish the sooner you can get on with well, anything you want.

Vintage Toy Trunk



Drop Cloth

Home Decor Sprayer


Step 1 - Find an old toy chest.

Select an old toy chest from your current location or find one at a garage sale or local flea market.

Step 2 - Sand it down.

Remove hardware and prepare your surface by sanding or dusting as needed.

Step 3 - Tape or Mask any areas you don't want painted.


You are now ready to begin painting your toy chest

Step 1 - Fill Your Paint Sprayer

Prepare your Home Décor Sprayer and fill with the color of your choice.  Reference the included owner’s manual for complete details on setting up your sprayer.

Step 2 - Practice Painting

Practice spraying on included spray poster or other scrap material.

Step 3 - Begin to Paint

Start by spraying the inside and other hard to reach areas.

(PRO TIP) Keep gun four to six inches away from the surface.

Step 4 - Continue Painting

Continue spraying the rest of your project.

(PRO TIP) Spray in complete, full passes and overlap by 30%

Step 5 - Drying

Allow to dry and spray another coat as needed.

Step 6 - Create Distressed Look

To create the distressed look, once dry, use a sanding block and lightly sand areas to desired look.

Step 7 - Display

Reattach existing hardware or add new, depending on the look you want to achieve.

Now your piece is ready for your children to use and enjoy.


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