Sprucing up an Old Cooler

by Sabrina
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!
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.
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  • Evelyn Evelyn on Sep 25, 2018

    I will be trying this tomorrow! Cant wait! How's the paint holding up? Are you keeping it covered when not in use? TIA!

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  • Caridad Ramos Caridad Ramos on Aug 08, 2017
    Love the color cooool idea

  • Joanie Joanie on Jul 03, 2020

    You got my attention......I love the brightness of color in summer ......Yes!! I bought the same color of Lumbar desk chair, as they have on the Today show. Their chairs are white, I went with some color and it lights up my room. Just as your cooler lights up your patio!!