Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

4 Cool Ways Spray Paint Gives High Impact to Low Cost

Like most things, spray paint has come a long way. A slew of colors, finishes and textures are available and sprucing up things using spray paint has never been easier.

Take a look at how teaming spray paint with a trip to your local Ohio Valley Goodwill store can make even inexpensive items look like almost a million bucks!


  • Precious metals take blah to glamorous


Use gold or satin nickel spray paint to jazz up shelves, side tables, baskets, lamps, even trash cans and plastic items.

A montage of family photos with gold or silver-tone frames spread across a tabletop makes a dazzling display. Glassware, silverware, office supplies … just about everything looks pricier in gold, and you can find a variety of these items at your local Goodwill retail store at amazingly low prices.


  • Use spray paint to turn mis-matched into cutting-edge


Spray unmatched chairs, side tables or lamp bases a crisp, new color. Neutral colors, like black, gray or navy, will give pieces a classic look. Or, you can go industrial with chrome.

Paint a used table and any chairs you find at your local Goodwill and now you have a set that can’t be “matched” by any department store! Create decorative “collections” simply by painting everything the same color.


  • Make plain glass classier


You can make any glass item mirrored with mirror spray paint. Plates, drinkware, silverware and candle holders get a new look when they’re mirrored. How about that tired wood, glass-top table find from Goodwill? Picture it with a new mirrored top.

Transform any glass surface into sophisticated-looking mercury glass with water and mirror paint. Apply to Goodwill holiday items like glass pumpkins or Christmas figurines for a celebratory look.


  • Create a great outdoor space


Old patio furniture looks like new when it’s been spray-painted. Try textured paint for added visual interest. Bright colors will make the space pop.

Did you know you can spray paint fabric? Spruce up faded cushions or cover mildew spots. Do the same with your outdoor pillows and rugs. For the ultimate outdoor hack, spray plastic trash cans with hammered copper paint for attention-getting planters!

With a little spray paint, you can transform just about anything into fabulous, one-of-a-kind décor for your home, and Ohio Valley Goodwill is first place to shop for everything you need to upscale your space.

And when you shop at Goodwill, you help us provide job training and employment services for individuals with disabilities, our nation’s veterans, and others facing barriers to employment. To find the store location nearest you, click here. See you soon!