Make A Plastic Garbage Can Look High End

Victoria Larsen Stencils
by Victoria Larsen Stencils
I couldn't stand it any longer. That plain, plastic garbage can in my kitchen. I took it on as a challenge!
I primed it with Rustoleum's Plastic Primer and then painted the can with neutral brown paint. I sponged a deeper color on to the piece and blended it to create a soft faux finish, then added a second, even deeper color.
I then used our Raised Plaster Brassio Frieze stencil with metallic gold paint to create a focal design. Sealing it with spray varnish was all that was needed to protect the finish. What compliments I've had on that garbage can and now I don't mind it being out in the open for everyone to see!
A tall plastic garbage can is just an eyesore.
Primed with spray plastic primer before a coat of neutral brown paint.
Sponging on a deeper paint color
A second, even deeper color is sponged on to the surface and blended
Stenciling in metallic gold creates a focal design. Spray varnish protects the piece.
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  • Mary McDonald Mary McDonald on Aug 21, 2022

    I’ve got the wave and it opens can, however..Are any garbage cans really high end? It’d make an awesome planter

  • Mal96916153 Mal96916153 on Feb 11, 2024

    I’ve been looking everywhere for a stencil and I Love the one you used. Where can I get one? Thank you.