Repaint Your Old Kitchen Canisters
Repaint your old canisters can give spruce up the look of your canisters. There are instructions to repaint your old canisters. Here are some of them. Wash the canisters with mild soap and water and dry them with a towel. The surface should be clean and dry before you paint it. Take the canisters to a well ventilated area and place them upside down onto the newspaper. Turning them upside down prevents paint from getting inside the canisters. Spray a light coating of enamel paint on the canister surface and allow the paint to dry. Spray paint the lids as well. Apply a second coat of paint if necessary to get the look you want. Put the ink jet transfer paper into your printer. You can get transfer printer paper to make clear or colored decals. Create the images you want to put on the canisters using Word or a graphics program and print them out.
Cut the images out with scissors and place them into a bowl of warm water. Leave them in the water for about 30 seconds or until the transfer slides freely on the paper backing. Place the transfer image onto the canister and gently pull out the paper backing. Use a sponge to gently press away any air bubbles and allow the transfer image to dry. Use smaller images for the lids if you wish. Spray the canisters and lids with a light coating of polyurethane to protect the paint and transfer images from moisture.