Rubbermaid storage bin help provides you with much-needed space for potting toys, out-of-season clothing, craft supplies and more. If you keep the storage locations in the open where you see them daily, they dress a bit with fresh paint, so they do not look so boring or ordinary. If you prefer outside a basic solid color paint finish, dress them in stripes, stenciled designs or even a chalkboard finish for custom labeling.
Clean these Rubbermaid storage bin locations. No matter how clean the storage locations look, clean them again to ensure the paint-sticks. Washing the storage locations inside and outside with dish soap and hot water; washing the lids too. Once dry, wipe the plastic down with rubbing alcohol to help remove any greasy residue that forms a barrier to the paint.
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To Prime or Not to Prime
General painting of a plastic bin requires a coat or two of plastic primer, otherwise, the paint will not hold. Paints that are designed to be used on plastic – no need for priming – offer a simpler option, although the color selection may be more limited. The plastic with a plastic primer Prime If you cannot find the desired color in a special plastic spray paint; otherwise you save the primer and take the easy route with plastic-specific paint. Read more instructions to paint Rubbermaid storage bin plastic:
– ) Select a well-ventilated place – ideal outside – to paint the storage bins. Cover the substrate with a plastic tarp and then place the storage locations upside down on the tarp. Place the lids so that the outside faces a few inches away on the tarp.
– ) Shake the spray can and spray every storage location, start each spray burst before it reaches the plastic and then ends it up the plastic.
– ) Overlap the paint with each pass, keeping the can 10 to 12-inches from the storage locations or lids as you draw.