It’s the start of summer and with so much uncertainty still about travelling, many people will be choosing to create their own holiday space at home. So whether you have a garden, patio, terrace or balcony, the time has come for a seasonal spruce up!

In this post we show you how to paint a plastic garden bench with spray paint to create a durable and aesthetically-pleasing finish. It only takes a little time and a few cans of Pintyplus spray!

how to paint a plastic garden bench using spray paint

Supplies for painting a plastic bench with spray paint

• Pintyplus Surface Cleaner
• Pintyplus Tech Primer For Plastic
• Pintyplus Evolution Acrylic Spray Paint
Pintyplus Evolution Acrylic Spray Varnish

plastic garden bench painted with spray paint

1st Step: Clean the surface

We never get bored with telling you that it is essential to prepare your surface before starting the project, it really does make all the difference to the quality of finish you will achieve! With Pintyplus Surface Cleaner 100% Isopropyl Alcohol you can remove dirt and grease easily in a few minutes. Its rapid evaporation saves drying times. To apply, spray the surface with the product and wipe it with a cloth to remove the dirt. Repeat if necessary.

2nd Step: Prime the plastic surface with spray

If you are new to spray painting, you may wonder if it’s even possible to paint plastic?
There are many types of plastic and each has its properties, what is common to all of them is that they are materials with minimal porosity. This means that it will be difficult to achieve adhesion of the paint because the surface does not absorb it, however, we can apply a specially formulated plastic primer to help us achieve adhesion. It is colourless and dries in 15 minutes. After application, we can paint over it with the assurance that the paint will adhere correctly and we will not have runs or imperfections.
Apply in thin layers, spraying about 30cms from the surface. Allow to dry for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Paint with spray paint on plastic

Next it’s time to apply the topcoat, we are going to paint with Pintyplus Evolution Acrylic Spray Paint. We have chosen the RAL 1001 Beige color, which contrasts with the original color of the bench. We are going to remove the seat part of the bench so that we can leave this unsprayed and the original grey will contrast with the beige.
Before applying the paint shake the can vigorously so that the paint mixes well, then spray keeping a distance of 25cms from the surface. It is advisable to do it in thin and uniform layers, without depositing a lot of paint in a specific point. Make light passes horizontally and then vertically or vice versa. Apply a second and third coat if required.
Once we have painted the bench, we will let it dry for 15 minutes.

4th step: apply Pintyplus Evolution matte acrylic spray varnish

As the bench is going to be outdoors and we are going to give it a lot of use during the summer season, it is advisable to varnish it to ensure resistance and protection. Varnish does not differ too much from paint in application. We are going to spray at a distance of about 25cms after shaking the spray well.

Pintyplus - Evolution - Gloss - 400ml

Extra-quick drying RAL Gloss acrylic spray paint. Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors.


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Isopropyl Alcohol surface cleaner Pintyplus

100% Isopropyl Alcohol


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