If you’re looking to spruce an old item up, spray paint is the way to go! It’s the quickest and easiest way to get any job done. With so many different spray paint products and colours available, you’ll be sure to find something that will meet your needs. For this particular project, I tested out Rust-Oleum’s new line of Ultra Cover 2X spray paint (and no, this is not a sponsored post). I chose this spray paint simply for the fact that it bonds to plastic and metal with twice the coverage.
You might ask yourself, where I found this old cooler. Well my “other half” brought it home. He insisted that I re-paint and do a blog about it. Sweet move! Although I questioned his motive. Is he supporting my painting habit or did he just want a really cool-looking cooler on wheels?!
The Pros and Cons of using Rust-Oleum’s Ultra Cover 2X Spray Paint:
Going into this I knew I wanted a bright in your face colour. So I chose something that screams SUMMER to me, the colour Real Orange in a glossy finish.
I also purchased a clear high gloss finish spray paint to make this brilliant colour shine even more (and of course, to protect it from the weather conditions).
The Rust-Oluem’s Ultra Cover 2x colour selection was great. They had plenty of different colours to choose from. One of the most important things to me is that the nozzle did not clog up. You can literally spray paint with this can upside down and it will still come out perfectly. As for the colour, it sprays on even. You really can’t mess up with spray paint unless you hold it too long in one spot. All you need to remember is back and forth movements and you’re golden! The coverage was good and I was really impressed with the cover up of the small rust spots.
For the cons, I only had two issues. The real orange spray paint made a mess! I do all my spray painting in a well ventilated area, my garage! I placed the cooler in the corner of my garage on a large piece of card board to catch any excess paint from getting on the floor. By the time I was done and removed the card board, I had a translucent film of orange spray paint all over my entire garage floor. I could not believe it, it was a first for me. This has definitely given me new insight on the term ‘double coverage’. However, it was nothing that a little wash down couldn’t get rid off.
Secondly, I was a little disappointed with the gloss coat. I was hoping for more of a high gloss finish. The stainless steel parts turned out fantastic but the plastic didn’t seem to hold the same gloss finish.
Overall, I was quite pleased with the product and the ease of use was probably my fave part.
Has anyone else tried Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover x2, what are your thoughts on this product?