Bright paint is a bold way to transform your old bicycle, to reuse and recycle it for outdoor decoration. Beautiful flowers look spectacular in bike baskets and create fabulous garden decorations. An old bike painted bright color is an original and eye-catching accent for your yard. It is a cheap and smart idea to add something colorful and surprising to an outdoor home decor. All wear marks are perfect details that add character to your bike stand design. Here is how to paint your bike frame and to create unique decor for your outdoor living spaces.
Removing parts, you don’t want to paint, or covering them with painter’s tape allow defining the design and control the paint areas, especially when you use different paint colors. Then clean the bike frame of dust, old paint chips, and grease. Car body wipe works perfectly for preparing an old bike for fresh paint and decorating. Also, you need to remove all of the existing paint, especially chipped pieces of paint and dark paint. Sandpaper or rough sponge is perfect for working on metal bicycle frames. Medium grade sandpaper allows achieving smooth surfaces quickly.
Sandpaper and rough sponge work well on metal bicycle frames. Medium grade sandpaper allows achieving smooth surfaces quickly. Use paper towels to remove all dust and clean the metal frame before painting.
Then hang the bike in an area that provides good access to, as you have to move around the bike while painting. You need good lighting and ventilation.
Then apply a primer with very thin coats, following the instructions on the can. Choosing the right type of primer is an important step, as the color of the primer depends on what your final color design will be. Look for a primer that resists rust. Allow the frame to dry according to the instructions on the paint can. Then sand the frame again with fine grade sandpaper or sponge, creating a smooth surface for the final layer of colorful paint. Make sure your bike is clean of dust before applying the color. Two-three coats give a smooth finish.
You can add stripes, polka dots or any of your favorite decorative patterns to the frame. Put stickers or decals on your bike, decorate it with ribbons or small toys. There are no limits for creating unique, bold and unusual designs. Colorful bike frames make fabulous garden decorations with beautiful flowers. Create eye-catching color combinations and make these beautiful garden decorations with various flowering plants for every season.
You can apply a clear lacquer in the same way as you painted the bike to add some gloss to the blooming accent. Paint is a fantastic tool for recycling and upcycling your old bicycle for the incredible centerpiece in your garden. Choose a nice spot for it and enjoy the beautiful design that reflects your creativity, showing off your skills, and personalizing your outdoor living spaces. A paint and decorating with flowers are simple and fun ideas to refresh your yard.
Paint and decorating with flowers are simple and fun ideas to jazz up your outdoor living space. All paint colors are beautiful. Dark blue, red, and black add drama to the garden decorations. White, yellow and light shades create lightness. Adding beautiful flowers increase the contrast with greenery in your garden, turning these unique yard decorations into eye-catching centerpieces.
by Ena Russ
last updated: 28.09.2017