OK, so I am a big traitor here.
I have always been a Krylon spray paint lover.
But I gotta be honest with you, and say, Not anymore.
Today, I am sharing how to spray paint a mason jar with Rust-oleum spray paint.
I do believe Krylon has changed up their formula.
The last few times I have used Krylon
I am getting a lot of dripping..which in turn botches up my projects.
I kept blaming it on the color choice.
ummm..NO, it can’t be.
And believe me, I am shaking it, and totally know what I am doing when it comes to spray painting.
what should have been the easiest thing to do on the planet, got botched up from the start.
I first decided I was going to paint the jar with chalk paint.
Which I indeed proceeded to do, and hated the color like poison!
so, plan B.
I had some tomatoe red Krylon spray paint and thought
this would look cute in the kitchen.
So, shake, shake shake I go.
Totally dripped and looked like crud.
Meet my new BF!
Old rusty here came to my rescue.
Although it says, hammered on the can…
perhaps on wood it may appear that way
however on glass
I would say it looks a bit more metallic, which is fine by me.
I actually LOVE it.
No dripping what so ever!
Looks perfect in our kitchen!
I am all about those soft, warm glowing colors…
this fits the bill.
And that is the story of what was suppose to be easy..not so easy,
but turned out in the end after all.
Have a great day!
I will be back tomorrow to fill you in on the latest with the Pinterest party, that you have not in fact seen for a few weeks now.
stay tuned for that update.
If you would like to see my spray paint projects
you may check out my spray paint gallery full of them.
the quick how to
I put jar on a box
sprayed one coat all around, let dry over night
and that was that!
Very nice!! Ironically ( peeking to see if anyone is looking) I just bought some hammered bronze by Rustoleum, and some hammered black.
🙂 I see I am in good company. Luv the jar!!!
Pam @ diy Design Fanatic
Your Mason jar looks great Debbie!
Very neat, Debbie….I love it!
Love the color! Can I ask a stupid question? Did you spray the inside or the outside? 🙂
Have a great weekend!!!~~Angela
Outside Angela, and that is not a stupid question:)
Love your jar. Was wondering if I spray an old jar with this Rustoleum would I be able to apply pigment, inks, micas, etc. and put epoxy on it. Would like to know if it would adhere to and stay on the glass jar? Thank you.
Yes you can but I would use a spray sealer when finished.
Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage
I love Rust-OLeum! That is what we used on our light fixture to make it match the faucet in our kitchen. Glad you found something that wasn’t drippy for you 🙂
Love it!! So pretty!! And love your light!!
Thank you Lori, the light came from Lowe’s.
You know how much I love soft, warm glowing color/hue. LOVE your kitchen. The painted mason jar is the perfect touch.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
I love Rustoleum spray paints, Debbie! I used Krylon a long time ago, but once I was introduced to Heirloom White I became a Rustoleum girl all the way. : ) All my spray paint colors are Rustoleum. I’ve always been happy with the way the projects turn out that I’ve done with it. I haven’t done a mason jar yet, though!
I had an old nasty looking exhaust vent cover above the stove in my old house, and I sprayed this hammered copper on it…how cool did it look!!! Sorry no pics as I have moved since then, but I was thrilled with the result and the $$ I saved on a new stove exhaust! Copper is Cool!
This is great and a great color choice for your kitchen. Love it.
Too cute! I’ll have to try this for our patio…maybe add sand for weight and a candle?
Penny @ The Comforts of Home & From Harvest To Table
It turned out wonderful in the end Debbie. I am a big Rustoleum fan. I just finished a project with it that I will share soon.
I love how your jar turned out. The color is awesome! 🙂
Melissa @ Keep Calm and Decorate
I love the hammered look! I have been leaning more towards rustoleum as well! It’s a lit bit more than Krylon but so worth it. I do not like drippy paint jobs.
Absolutely beautiful Debbie! and I’m a huge fan of Rustoleum. If you like the spray paint you just used, you’re gonna LOVE their Painters Touch spray paint. Just sayin’
Great choice in paint. I love Rustoleum too. Have used lots of Krylon, but not always happy with the finish. Your jar looks so special. Thanks for sharing,
@ Timeless Treasures
I tend to stick to the same brand paint too unless it doesn’t come in the color I want. I agree not all spray paint is the same, nor is it a winner in my book. Great color choice for your kitchen Debbie.
What is the best way to transport a painted jar without it getting botched up?
Not sure what you mean Tara? If the jar is dry, you can simply put it in a travel bag, and perhaps wrap it in a dish towel so it doesn’t get banged around.
Looks Great ! Love the color !
Looks great Debbie! Amazing what can be done with a mason jar. The first shot with a bit of water, flowers and a ribbon…cute too!
I love simple projects Debbie! Your mason jar turned out so pretty.
Okay, girlie…what’s going on? Your project is great but you photos are fabulous! Did you take some photo and sytling classes while I was gone? Now, I really have to learn those modes on my new camera! Gonna go pin your pics, now!
Super cute!! Love that last shot!
The Polka Dot Closet
Debbie, I love it, that is so crazy, it looks like you painted the inside,. I see someone else asked and it was the outside you painted…cool!
Debbie,I had the same problem the last few projects..dripping and just made a mess.I am loving this mason jar,the color is a fit in your kitchen,very nice.
I Like it I Like Rust-oleum though.
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
Sometimes being a traitor is a good thing when it leads to discoveries like this!!
Debbie, how cute!! I must say I fell in love with Rustoleum when I did my iron bed, so I definitely agree on that one.
Great project. Just a question. The paint won’t fade or chip when washed?
I would like to make a few. The jar looks like it was painted inside.
Thanks in advance.
It has not faded or chipped. Should be just fine, this is great spray paint.
Love the jar. Also love the pendant light. I’ve not seen one with detail like that. Do you know where to buy one like it or did it come with the house? Thanks!
The light came from Lowes home improvement Tammie!
Debbie, I found your site when searching about spray painting mason jars. I’m doing a project using mason jars for centerpieces for a HS reunion. Saw an idea on Pinterest I liked. Instructions were to paint using paint applying with a foam brush. Tried two samples – painted one jar with black chalk paint as primer then with white acrylic. Second jar just acrylic. They both look awful. Other day I went to the store to purchase spray paint. Looked at Rust-oleum and Krylon. I ended up buying the Krylon as I didn’t see on the Rust-oleum can “glass” listed as one the products to use it on. You have changed my mind. Haven’t used it yet, so exchanging it for Rust-oleum. Your jar looks perfect. Thanks for your helpful information.
You’re Welcome Nancy. Using chalk paint and acrylics can be fine if you are going for a rustic look. Typically they are all lightly sanded after. If you want a more clean look, the spray paint is the way to go. Krylon used to be good for me, but I noticed the last few times I used it, it was very drippy and thin. They may have changed their formula. Good luck. Glad you found me too!
I just stumbled onto your site, was checking out which brand was better, I want to spray the glass part of a wax warmer, the friend I went with strongly suggested Krylon said that’s what he uses and no dripping, fast drying etc so I disregarded my choice of color in the Rustoleum brand and got the Krylon, so sorry now, the color is not going to pop like the Rustoleum color.
My question, did you use sandpaper to rough up the glass first and have you ever spray painted glass that gets warm ( wax warmer) ?
P.S. the mason jar fits in perfect with it’s surroundings, which btw that little nook is so homey , warm and welcoming. Great Job!!!
I did not sand the jar. I don’t care for Krylon anymore, as I feel they changed their formula. You can go over it with the Rustoleum.
I found your site looking to see if I can send the Rustoleum high heat on a candle jar?
As long as the spray paint is NOT inside the jar, I don’t see why not. But I am not for certain. I have personally in the past spray painted mason jars and use them along with tea lights inside. But again, never spray paint the interior of the jars.