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How To Use Spray Paint Indoors With No Mess

How To Safely Use Spray Paint Indoors

Nothing makes me smile more than pretty flowers and a project done well. Oh yeah, and a giveaway! This project tutorial on how to use spray paint indoors also features a video by yours truly. Yep, I’m the star of the show.

How To Use Spray Paint Indoors With No Mess Petticoat Junktion HomeRight Spray Shelter Project

You guys know how I love to make flower planters/containers/displays out of my fun junky finds. I spruced up a recent find and now have a new addition to my front porch.

upcycled kids potty chair

The JTS bought the once-upon-a-time potty at an auction. The “potty” part had been removed and a solid board added for the seat.

Homeright small spray shelter for spray paint projects

How To Use Spray Paint Indoors

The day I found time to paint the chair it was raining. I set up the HomeRight Small Spray Shelter in the workshop and went to work.

spray painting in a HomeRight spray shelter

The spray paint was contained in the shelter and nothing in the workshop ended up turquoise….except for the chair….and the spray shelter. The spray shelter can be placed on a table but I like doing things the hard way. It’s habit for me to sit on the floor and paint.

I have a short video of the complete process…only one minute in length.

Next time I’m going to sit the shelter on a table. Try something different for a change.

turquoise chair painted with spray paint in a HomeRight Spray Shelter 1

I completed the project in one afternoon.

How To Spray Paint Indoors With No Mess Petticoat Junktion diy project HomeRight Spray Shelter

Now my pretty yellow flowers have the perfect front porch perch. The spray shelter is so handy. You don’t need a workshop to use it. Set it up in the garage, under the carport, on a porch or balcony….just about anywhere.


The spray shelter comes in a flat blue bag and pops right up. When finished you can fold it back up and store it in the bag.

Want a chance to try one out….for free? I’ve teamed up with HomeRight to give one reader a HomeRight Small Spray Shelter. You can enter once a day until the giveaway ends. Good Luck! enter below…..

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: Product and compensation were provided by HomeRight. All opinions, project ideas, and project photos are my own. Giveaway closes  September 19, 2016 at midnight CDT. Open to US residents 18+ older, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. If the winner does not respond to the email within 48 hours of the sent time,  another winner will be randomly selected.

What did you think of the video? Was it helpful? Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I want to make some cute candle holders out of mason jars, I think the spray shelter would perfect so I don’t make my usual mess.

  2. would love to win since it is compact! i could use it easily & store it easily! thanks for a chance~

  3. I have a Home Right sprayer, and it’s great in three seasons, but windy weather and Winter when I can’t paint outdoors that shelter would be a welcome addition to my painting products.

  4. I just love my spray shelters I have the small one and was able to paint something in my garage without it going everywhere! I also bought the big shelter and I just used it in my front yard to spray some shelves for my living room. Good luck to readers whoever wins it is going to love it!

  5. I don’t remember using it myself but I do remember my siblings using it! I’d never have remembered that without seeing it here.

    That would be a great way to paint ‘smalls’ inside. I think it would also be great for using spray adhesive – I usually wait for a good weather day so I can take it outdoors. Here in the northeast during the winter, one can wait months for those conditions….

  6. I will immediately date myself, but I remember a chair exactly like that, including the bear on the back. I actually remember using one.

  7. Kathy, I can’t believe how fast you painted that cute chair. I always get drips when using spray paint. I think I have a heavy hand. How much does the spray shelter cost? I’m on the second floor and that would be great for me, while I’m painting on the balcony. Does any other store sell these?

  8. Possibly but it would be hard to store. The HomeRight Spray Shelter folds up neatly in a flat little package.

  9. Love this product! I paint all the time but when the snow comes wasn’t sure what I was going to do. This would be great !

  10. I LOVE the potty chair & the color is perfect. At the Vintage Bazar last year I saw the exact same potty chair. I wanted to buy it & use it for a plant stand ( great minds think alike?) but didn’t. I was dreading my husbands reaction if I brought it home as I had already purchased so many other unusual items. Hopefully I’ll find another potty chair & I will snap it up in a heartbeat!