(Closed) Spray painting a cupcake stand?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Since the cupcakes will be in wrappers (I assume) you should be fine. Nobody will get paint-poisoned!

Post # 4
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i agree with Nexus-6. Just make sure that it won’t run! It might freak out the guests if there’s a black ring around their cupcake! 

Post # 5
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have spray painted things before!

My only concern is that if it is VERY smooth the paint will chip REALLY easily so be really careful with it after it is painted!

Post # 7
1205 posts
Bumble bee

Make sure you buy a spray paint that is for metal – or buy a primer too.  Also, do you want a shiny finish or a matte finish? 

I spray paint things all the time, but it really helps to practice.  As long as it dries completely, you should have no problem with the paint coming off. 

Post # 9
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Primer makes the paint stay better than if you just applied the paint straight to the metal. Since it’s smooth, the paint will need something to “grip” onto so it doesn’t chip off. Don’t worry, it’s in the same area as the spray paint 🙂

Post # 10
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

you could also do a decoupage with paper on it to eliminate possible chipping or contact with food. …

Post # 11
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

If you sand down the stand before you paint it, you don’t need primer.  Use a fine grain sandpaper or even a spare emory board.  Use spray paint for metal, don’t spray too much (it’ll leave drippies!), and let it dry completely.  It’ll look so cute!

Post # 12
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

lol the comment about a black ring on the bottom of a cupcake made me laugh!! :)Unless it’s dripping wet or your cupcakes are piping hot, it won’t be an issue!

I definitely have to second using a primer! It will make the paint “stick” to the metal… oh I wish I’d gotten on board with primer earlier! I’ve had many a painting project go wrong, mostly because I was impatient lol & didn’t take the proper steps to make sure it worked out. ie: our bathroom molding. Yuck, what  a mess. lol FI has banned me from painting anything anymore…  

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