You can see everything you need in this photo. For spraying, you will need edding 5200 permanent spray in a spray colour of your choice. In our example, we’ve used white (colour code 922), neon green (964), light grey (925) and mild mint (928). You will also need 3000 permanent markers in black.
First, clean the wooden crate and remove any unevenness using the sandpaper.
Before you spray, make sure your work area is well protected by covering it with film or paper. In our Spray basics section, we’ve got important tips to help you achieve the perfect spraying technique. We recommend you spray at a distance of approx. 25 cm in a criss-cross motion to ensure as even coverage as possible. First, spray on the white paint then let the surface dry thoroughly.
Once dry, use film to mask off the part of the crate you want to remain white. Now it’s the turn of the spray in mild mint. Leave to dry.
A narrow strip in neon green will give the mint-coloured area a defined border, creating an attractive contrast with the white. To achieve this, also mask off the mint-coloured area except for a narrow strip which you then spray in neon green. Leave everything to dry thoroughly.
Remove the film once everything is dry. To finish, use the permanent marker to write the wording of your choice on the wooden crate. Screw the feet on, and your “cosy crate” is ready to use!
Products and materials
- Fruit or vegetable crate in the desired size
- Masking film
- A protective base for use when spraying
- 4 metal feet + screws to fit
- Cordless screwdriver
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