Painting a Wicker Basket

Painting Wicker Baskets

Give new life to old baskets.

DIFFICULTY: Easy

Overview

Great for gift giving, seasonal baskets, old centerpieces and cast-off baskets are reborn with a spray of paint. Add details with painter's tape and spray a dozen baskets in just a few minutes.

1

Prepare baskets for paint

Gather the baskets selected for the project.

Apply painter’s tape to the baskets to mask off areas you don’t want painted. Create your design and patterns to customize your style.

2

Fill sprayer with paint

Setup and fill the Studio Pro Sprayer with the paint of your choice.

Practice spraying on included spray poster or other scrap material.

3

Spray baskets

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

Keep gun four to six inches away from your surface.

Spray in complete, full passes and overlap by 30%.

4

Change colors if necessary

If you want multi-color baskets, apply one color first and allow that to completely dry. You can apply tape to the areas you don’t want painted and start applying the second color of paint. Continue this process with as many colors as you want to make a beautiful basket.

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5

Fill and enjoy

Let baskets dry, remove tape and fill baskets with Easter decorations and treats. These fun baskets add a touch of spring and fun to your Easter celebrations.

Products Used

Materials

Painter's tape

Drop Cloth

Wicker basket

Home Decor Sprayer

Preparation

Step 1 - Select the basket needed for the project

Step 2 - Apply Painter's Tape

Apply painter’s tape to the baskets to mask off areas you don’t want painted. Create your design and patterns to customize your style.

Painting

Step 1 - Fill Studio Home Decor Sprayer

Setup and fill the Studio Pro Sprayer with the paint of your choice.

Step 2 - Practice Painting

Practice spraying on included spray poster or other scrap material

Step 3 - Start Spraying

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

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

Step 4 - Continue Spraying

Continue spraying the rest of your project.

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

Step 5 - (Optional)

If you want multi-color baskets, apply one color first and allow that to completely dry.  You can apply tape to the areas you don’t want painted and start applying the second color of paint.  Continue this process with as many colors as you want to make a beautiful basket.

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