Make your costume with pieces compatible with corresponding spray paint. The featured costume is made from household odds and ends including plastic storage containers (main body and antenna bases), sports pads (leg covers), tissue boxes (feet), a bike helmet (hat), chopsticks (antennae), rubber balls (antenna tips), CDs (front disc detailing), thermal tubing (arms), an old circuit board (body detail) and battery-operated holiday lights (body detail).
In a well-ventilated area, cover a flat surface with a drop cloth or tarp to protect from overspray.
Before starting, read your Krylon labels for safety, application, and dry-time instructions.
Place your robot costume, unassembled, on the drop cloth with enough spacing to avoid overspray.
Using sandpaper, sand down any rough, shiny, or uneven surfaces to make everything as smooth and dull as possible.
Wipe down the surfaces with a damp, lint-free cloth to remove dust particles. Allow to dry before painting.
Tape off any areas you don't want to paint.
Shake your Krylon can for at least 1 minute before spraying.
To achieve the featured look, spray paint the main body and feet with Krylon Fusion All-In-One Metallic Satin Nickel, staying 8-10 inches away to avoid drips. Recoat until you achieve the desired finish, waiting 1 minute between coats.
Repeat this process with Krylon Shimmer Metallic Candy Blue Razz on the leg covers and antenna tips, Krylon Fusion All-In-One Gloss Sunbeam on the helmet, and Krylon Fusion All-In-One Gloss Red Pepper on the antenna base and front disc detailing
Wait 1 hour for paint to dry before carefully removing any tape and assembling costume.
Activate your DIY robot!
Get inspired to spray
Adding pizzazz to plastic décor or furniture is easy. Just look at the creative ways these DIYers sprayed their way to an attractive refresh.