Make sure you’ve got all your materials ready before you start. In our example, we’ve chosen the trend colours champagne gold (colour code 940), classy mauve (935) and pastel rose (914). First of all, dismantle the shelf.
Carefully cover your work surface with masking film. Starting with classy mauve, shake the spray can for 3 minutes, then remove the sprayhead and prise off the safety ring with the aid of the screwdriver. We recommend you spray continuously at a distance of around 25 cm, using horizontal and vertical strokes, so that the paint covers more evenly. Check out our Spray basics section for a selection of handy tips on how to achieve the perfect spraying technique.
Let the paint dry for about 30 minutes. In the next step you’re going to spray the upper surface of the shelf in pastel rose, but you first need to prepare the shelf: using the pre-taped masking film, cover up the edges and the underside. Make sure that the edge of the film is securely sealed to stop the paint going where it shouldn’t.
Now take the spray can of pastel rose and shake it really well. Once you’ve removed the safety ring, you can start spraying with your second colour. The paint needs to dry for about 30 minutes before the masking film can be removed.
Finally, add some colour to the shelf brackets. Champagne gold looks superb with the pink shades. It also gives your shelf an elegant touch.
Products and materials
edding 5200 permanent spray premium acrylic paint
- Wall shelf (made of wood, plastic or something similar)
- Protective base layer for spraying
- Masking film with adhesive edge strip
- Gloves, breathing mask (optional)
- Screwdriver (for removing the safety ring)
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