Michelle Austin
Michelle Austin
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Spruce up Those Plastic Switch Plates With Unicorn SPiT!!

1 Material
1 Hour
Easy

My most pinned project by other people is one of the light switch covers I updated when we painted our kitchen. I found an extra outlet cover in a drawer to show you how I accomplished this art using Unicorn SPiT!
Here is my pinned pic!
Here is my pinned pic!
Start with one of those cheap plastic covers.
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
Pick your Unicorn SPiT colors! I used Crow (black) SPARKLiNG gel stain, Ornery Oriole (orange) SPARKLiNG stain gel, Dragon's Belly (green), and a custom mix (Lil' bit White Ning & Navajo Jewel)
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
I SPiT directly onto the plastic. Little drops of each color.
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
Spritz with water
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
I laid a piece of regular ol' plastic wrap over the SPiT.
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
Then using my fingers, moved the SPiT around. (This is the press technique)
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
Gently lift the plastic wrap off in a upward direction. (You'll get different effects depending on the direction you pull the plastic wrap off)
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
Decided it needed a bit more of the light blue so I added a few more dots & blew them to spread it out.
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
Let dry! I put a fan next to mine to speed it up because I am impatient .
Looks like marble!
Looks like marble!
THIS is the money shot!!! The pic itself looks like something that could hang in a museum! lol
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
You want to seal the SPiT to insure durability. I used this spray. A few coats is a good idea.
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
Let dry between coats.
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
Install the plate like you usually would & enjoy your custom made art! Definitely a conversation starter. All your friends & family will want some!
spruce up those plastic switch plates with unicorn spit
Unicorn SPiT gel stain is available NOW @ www.unicorn spit.com
The SPARKLiNG gel stain will be available January 2017!

Suggested materials:

  • Unicorn SPiT, plastic wrap, water, rustoleum clear gloss spray sealer, plastic outlet cover  (www.unicornSPiT.com)

To see more: http://www.facebook.com/SPiTshine2016

Have a question about this project?

3 of 10 questions
  • Carla
    on Apr 16, 2018

    Yok didn t have to prime the plate? Alcohol rub, sand?

  • Kmd2432250
    on Aug 31, 2018

    Could you put food colorings or mix nail polishes in a throw away container, mix together. Put on gloves and dip faceplate in mixture?

    • Michelle Austin
      on Aug 31, 2018

      You probably could. I have not tried that though. Look up nail polish dipping on youtube. I know there are videos on how to do it on a coffee mug.

  • Terry Mortensen
    on Mar 22, 2019

    I would like to try it on plastic kids chair. Any advice?

    • Michelle Austin
      on Mar 23, 2019

      Either do a coat of chalk paint or a flat paint first, SPiT and then make sure you seal it well. Because its plastic if theres a lot of wear and tear you may still get scratching.

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  • Carol
    on Aug 31, 2018

    Yesss! Just redid bathroom, boring fixtures plates. Will have to try this!!

  • Eve
    on Jan 15, 2019

    Awsome

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