If you have ever thought about painting your old slide then this is the post for you. We just finished (almost – is anything ever truly 100% done?) landscaping our backyard and this project was one of the final touches. I love incorporating things for the kiddos in our decor. It’s hard to make those colorful, loud, fun, bright plastic kid accessories blend into your design. Today I’m sharing how to paint a playground slide like we did…
How to paint a playground slide:
First off you absolutely NEED to use this Universal Paint and Primer in One from Rustoleum. It covers any surface, from any angle and was perfect for this slide project. I used Metallic Titanium Silver and I love the matte finish that it gave our slide. Completely wash and dry the slide before painting. I used tsp and a rag to really scrub off any of the leftover dirt and debris. A pressure washer would have been helpful too.
About the paint…
The comfort grip nozzle and easy any direction spray was a must have for this project. I used a total of six cans of spray paint on our 8 foot slide. Each coat of paint dried very quickly and it took just over an hour to paint the entire slide. I used three coats of paint on this project which I hope will be strong enough to resist significant wear or fading from multiple use. The kids have been using it for a few weeks now with no scratches or visible wear to the paint. We even added this Vinyl Slide Decal because making a statement is always fun! I will update you with how the paint lasts and any wear that we may have throughout the summer.
I love, love, love that the slide now blends with the rest of our landscaping. It is situated so that the kids can slide from our pool on the upper level to our deck on the lower level and I love that it is no longer the focal point because of the bright yellow colour. Check out the before and after photos of this slide…
I was so excited when I met the folks from Rustoleum at SNAP because I knew that I had the perfect project for them! They sent me a box of spray paint to test out on this project but all opinions are, as always, 100% my own.
I am super pleased with how long the paint has lasted on this slide! I put vinyl words on it which have started to peel off obviously but the paint has held up exceptionally well in the three years since I painted it. The only chipped paint is where water tends to pool on the slide at the bottom.
If you have any questions about how to paint a playground slide please let me know. I would love to help!