How to Spray Paint an Artificial Tree

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Spray painting a tree can give it a new life.
Spray painting a tree can give it a new life. (Image: Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Artificial trees are a great addition to many interior decor motifs. These trees can be found in many different shapes and sizes, and are available in a variety of tree designs ranging from small ornamental trees to larger trees such as palms and bonsais. Although artificial trees are much easier to care for than live ones, they tend to lose their coloring over time and may require painting. If you wish to paint an artificial tree, follow these simple steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Primer spray paint
  • Clear spray paint
  • Spray paint
  • Drop cloth
  • Painters mask

Place a drop cloth on a flat surface in a well ventilated area and place your tree on top of it.

Put on your painters mask and begin spraying the primer on the tree, being sure to cover it evenly.

Let the primer dry for four hours.

Spray paint the tree with your colored spray paint, covering the tree evenly and paying special attention to it's branches and leaves.

Let the paint dry for six hours and apply a clear coat covering the tree completely.

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