Tire paint can make your day. You got a couple of old tires out there? Want to give an original touch to your garden without spending a lot of money? Well, let me tell you that recycling and tyre painting could be a very good idea to decorate the garden.
Many people have recycled tires on occasion for fun, but you may wonder why I want to recycle old tires? These old tires can be used to decorate your garden and give it a truly unique look.
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Reclose tires for decoration
Recycling is very fashionable and it is no less, because we are helping our planet breathe.
Can you imagine decorating your garden while protecting the planet and saving yourself some money?
In this article we'll show you how to paint old tires to look great in your garden.
Explore this article if you are also interested in paint for car tires.
Materials needed to paint tyres
- Recycled tyres
- Aerosol paint
- Ammonia-based cleaner
How to paint the tyres
The first thing we must do is to choose very well the recycled tires that we want to paint. We must also be clear about how we are going to paint them, for example of one or several colors, with drawings or stripes, this is already to each person's liking.
- To begin with, we must clean them thoroughly. Brush all that is not worth the tire because it is old or frayed, and then rub the surface with an ammonia-based cleaner to remove any grease that adheres to the surface.
- Rinse the tyres with clean water. Rinse them thoroughly and let them dry overnight.
- Cover the surface that you will paint with newspaper to prevent it from staining.
- And finally…
Buy tyre paint
Now we will proceed to apply the paint for tires, for it take the can of spray paint place it at about 25 centimeters from the surface to paint. Spray a thin layer on the surface, try to make it very uniform. Now all that's left is waiting for the paint to dry completely.
Several types of paint can be used to paint tyres. We have done well with the acrylic spray of Liquitex Professional, which is available in different colors: green, white, red, yellow, yellow, orange, black, blue, earth. You can also choose several shades within each one.
If you have experience with another type of painting, leave it in the comments and we will try it.
Now that you have the tires ready, you should think about how you are going to put them in the garden, if you want to make some specific shape with them or just leave them all together.
Once we have everything very clear, the only thing we must do is to plant plants in the centre of each tyre that we like.
If you then want to add some kind of pattern to the painted tyre, you can buy latex paint and apply it as you like on dry paint previously sprayed.
When it is time to handle the paint for tires try to move the can as you paint, this way you will achieve a very uniform finish, you will prevent scratches from forming on the surface or dripping paint.
And to finish but not less important, you must always make sure that the paint you have chosen is not just for indoor application, because as you know the tyres must withstand different climates or if not all the work will be in vain.
Now you see that painting tires is easier than it looks at first. Although everything we have seen here is oriented to garden decoration and exterior decoration, we can of course also focus on it as motorcycle paint and also as car paint with the tyres in use.
If we generalize, tires are, after all, rubber, so we offer you a more general article about rubber paint.
Video with lots of ideas for recycling tires:
If you want to know more about used tires, where to get it or what to do with them, visit this link on out of use tires.
Do you dare to paint a used tire and recycle it for your garden? Don't stop sending us a picture if you decide. I'm sure we like it and upload it to the blog.
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