Plastics Shimmer, Shine and Dazzle Their Way In and Around the House
Plastic is back. It’s acceptance as a design material in and around the home is growing, designers say. The image of plastic as “cheap” is true only in the sense that the material is inexpensive, but the results that can be obtained with it are elegant.
Plastic can be molded into practically any shape and thickness, so it can be used to create highly functional and durable objects. On home exteriors, plastic shutters and fences, decking and flower boxes, grace even high-end homes. For interiors, plastic furnishings have timeless appeal because of their modern, clean lines and graceful form. Retro plastic furnishings are becoming popular collectibles in auction houses at prices ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Until recently, the primary drawback of plastic has been the inability to change its colour once it is in the hands of the end user. As a result, unless the item just happened to be the perfect shade, it couldn’t be easily integrated into a new colour scheme. A new spray paint for plastic, Krylon® Fusion®, is changing that. The superbond paint that applies directly to plastic without sanding or priming is now available in 32 colours, including more neutrals plus tasteful satin and metallic finishes.
Now that plastic can be easily painted by the do-it-yourselfer, what you get isn’t necessarily what you have to see. Almost like magic, any plastic item, from light switch covers to resin patio furniture, can be transformed into a colour-coordinated room accent. With the push of button, ordinary plastic can even be made to look like lustrous metal. Imagine the uses for Nickel Shimmer and Blonde Shimmer, two Fusion shades that bring to plastic the richness and drama only a metallic finish can offer.
Fusion’s new satin shades have a distinctly mellow finish for those seeking a soft, subtle sheen, and versatile neutrals such as Satin Almond and Satin Khaki coordinate beautifully both with exterior siding and popular interior home decorator shades. Deep-toned shades such as new Espresso are ideal for coordinating exterior trim, shutters and mailboxes with wood or vinyl siding, so any home can be a drive-by beauty. And Fusion’s Kids Play Collection, which includes Patriotic Blue, Spring Grass, Red Pepper, Sunbeam, Fairytale Pink and new Pumpkin Orange, makes it a snap to update faded toys or transform room accessories with a rainbow of colours kids love.
Krylon® Fusion applies easily to a broad range of plastic surfaces including ABS, PVC, polypropylene, polyethylene, fiberglass and rubber. It also can be used with excellent results on wood and metal, so it is ideal for colour-coordinating multiple surfaces when one is plastic.
Suggested retail price for Krylon Fusion is $3.99 to $5.99 for a 12 oz. can. Krylon aerosol paints are in compliance with the California Clean Air Act for Aerosol Coatings and the California Low Emissions.
The one-of-a-kind spray paint is being sold at Wal-Mart, Ace, True Value, Hobby Lobby, Do It Best, Fred Meyer, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michaels Stores, Sears Hardware, and Sherwin-Williams Paint Stores. Krylon’s comprehensive line of paints and finishes are manufactured by The Sherwin-Williams Company.
For more information, call 1-800-4-KRYLON (1-800-457-9566) or visit the website at www.krylon.com.