How to Spray Paint Indoors + Upgrade Old School Chairs

by Ulrike Heichelmann

It's winter, you live in an apartment, you don't have a hobby room, you are desperate to spray paint something!!! Basically you have to do it indoors, here's how to pull it of


  • Object to spray paint, in this case school chairs
  • Spray paint
  • Duct tape
  • Painters tape
  • Lots of plastic bags
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Found these chairs for free 👍 didn't quite like the blue color with our dining table, so decided to paint them black

    Step 2

    The backrest was irremovable, so it had to be covered

    Step 3

    First tape on the ends

    Step 4

    Then cutting up a plastic bag...

    Step 5

    ... for the rest

    Step 6

    Luckily the seats would come of

    Step 7

    I'm lazy, using my screwing machine

    Step 8

    Oh my, so dirty... It is very important to clean every surface you want to paint or the painting job won't last for long

    Step 9

    Now for the plastic cage in which you will paint your objects

    Step 10

    Start by cutting your plastic bags. Cut of the bottom and cut open one of the sides. You will end up with a 120x120cm plastic sheet. Repeat 8 times

    Step 11

    Use duct tape to assemble all the sheets into one large sheet, this sheet will be your four walls

    Step 12

    Hang your sheet up like this, leaving an opening in the cage

    Step 13

    Use additionally two sheets to make a floor, tape it on to the walls to make it air tight, you wouldn't want spray paint seeping out on your floor 😬

    Step 14

    The cage might be shorter than the height of your room, unless you're painting a very tall object it won't be a problem. I used painters tape to hold up the walls

    Step 15

    Finished plastic cage, notice that it is placed by the windows for good air environment

    Step 16

    The opening is also next to the window

    Step 17

    Here it is taped together in the top, this is your door

    Step 18

    Before we start painting, wear proper clothes, this is messy. I used these beauties, works for rain works for paint 😆

    Step 19

    This is one of the most important steps. Protect your lungs, wear a mask! This mask was used while painting only one chair. It used to be white! My point is you don't want that filth in your lungs!!

    Step 20

    Also open a window, you don't want to fill your apartment with aerosol-gasses...

    Step 21

    Place the object in the corner opposite from your "door", never spray towards the "door"

    Step 22

    Supposing you can follow instructions given on a spray can, let's jump to the finished product. Tadaa

    Step 23

    Finished with seat back on. A future project would be to stain the wood. Wouldn't it look cool with dark brown stained seat and backrest?

    Step 24

    After removing the cage, I only had to sweep the floor, no harm done. Leave your windows open for the rest of the day. Feel free to comment and check out my other guides 😉