When I was updating the foyer, I knew I had to do something with my wicker baskets. I really hadn’t planned on using black and white (which I now am…oops), so I decided to spray paint the baskets white thinking black wasn’t going to work.
It’s all good. I love the white baskets and am excited to show you how to spray paint them.
You might think that duh… how hard is it to spray paint baskets. It’s not, but there is a bit of a technique to doing it which gives your final product a clean and pristine paint job.
How to Spray Paint Wicker Baskets
First you start with your basket. Make sure to clean it up and get all of the dust bunnies and pet hair off of them.
Then take them outside and get ready to spray paint them.
I used a can of Rustoleum Paint and Primer all in one.
First give your baskets a good coat right side up, inside and out.
Not too bad, but you can still see some of the black showing through.
This is the trick… turn your baskets over to spray paint the bottom.
Now you can really see how the first coat didn’t get full coverage on the outside. By spray painting the basket upside down, you are covering the bottom side of the wicker strands.
SO much better!
Depending on your basket, you might need to do another coat or two making sure you are getting coverage from every angle. By doing this, you get a really nice, clean paint job with none of the original color showing through.
Now I feel as if I could tackle a much larger wicker project if I wanted to.
What do you think? Have you ever tried to paint wicker?
*I was not compensated for this post, but Rustoleum did send me some spray paint to use in the projects of my choosing. Thanks, Rustoleum!