(Closed) Diy chargers with paint???

posted 11 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I spend $ on plastic chargers and spray paint and try it?

    Go ahead and try it

    YES I've done that and it looks AWESOME

    No way it looks tacky

    I was too scared so I paid 2-4$ a plate

  • Post # 3
    1915 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If you do this, post pictures so we can see the final result! I think it’s a good idea, but I’d have to see how it turns out to know if I would like it or not. How do you plan to do it? In my mind, I see only the underside painted so that the color shows through the clear but keeps the higher shine/glossier look.

    Post # 4
    9 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Please keep me posted as well I need chargers for my wedding missed them on Christmas salle AGAIN and tey are out of my budget otherwise…

    Post # 5
    530 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    No offense but plastic spraypainted chargers sounds gross to me…..sorry. Can’t imagine wanting to use something like this to decorate a wedding table much less use it for guests. If it works out, please post pictures because I can’t visualize.

    Post # 6
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

    Sounds like a great idea…if you plan on putting food on them though I would check about any potential toxicity unless the food you would be putting on it would be in a protective wrapper of sorts.

    Post # 7
    30400 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Amaryllis: What a brilliant idea to paint the underside! As you said, keeps the gloss and there won’t be any risk of chipping the paint when the different plates are served and removed.

    Definitely worth a try.

    Post # 8
    319 posts
    Helper bee

    I saw this in a craft book…only the underside is painted. I think it is a great idea. Definitely test drive it.

    Post # 9
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @locket: Chargers go UNDER plates but aren’t actually used to hold food, so I don’t think it would be any worse than spraypainting something that would hold your centerpieces.

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    @italksalot2u: I’d say go for it so long as you take your time and make sure they’re even. You’ll probably want to do a test run to see which spraypaint work best. But I’d probably say it’s crazy if you have to do like 200 or something – that’s A LOT of spraypainting.

    Post # 10
    19 posts
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it sounds like a great idea! I tried to spray paint a plastic ice chest years ago and it was a major fail. They make paint specifically for plastic now, it might be what you want to go with. Good luck! Would love to see the finished product!

    Post # 11
    2148 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have painted plastic before so this could definitely work. Some tips 

    • Use a brand of paint that is specifically for plastics…I prefer the Krylon brand
    • Lightly scuff the item that you are painting using some sand paper
    • Apply the spray paint in layers. If you try to completely cover the charger at once, you will have drip lines. Allow the paint to completely dry before adding the next coat.
    • Once all of your paint is completely dry, you can add a coat of polyurethane (I don’t know if they sell this in spray cans though) to finish your chargers and prevent the paint from peeling or rubbing off on anything else.


    I would love to see the finished product. 

    Post # 12
    741 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @sfchick: I’m not sure why it’s a problem, almost all chargers I’ve seen are already plastic? Whats the difference? You don’t eat off of it.

    Post # 13
    5165 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m personally not a hug fan of chargers.. I think they are bit cumbersome and pointless so I def wouldnt go through all the extra work. But I do wanna hear how this went cos I want to spray paint a plastic plate for my ring bearer, I want to create a gold platter effect.

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