UNi-PRO Metal Paint Can Opener
Before you get started, pull out all your old paint tins and pots and figure out which colours you want to use, which go well together and how you want them to appear on the canvas. There are no hard or fast rules with art, just see what looks best on a practice sheet of paper – and go nuts!
Once you've figured out how you'd like everything configured on your canvas, apply your first colour – this will be the top of your rainbow.
Have a cup of water on hand to rinse out your paint brush between colours. Once you've dipped it in, wipe it down on a clean rag and you're good to go again.
Continue the arcs of your rainbow – remembering to rinse your brush between each one – until your rainbow is complete.
It won't take long for your canvas to dry – once it is, you're ready to hang!
Your very own masterpiece! This is a great project to get the kids involved with too.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.