There are a fair amount of kids toys that outlast their owner's interest. Some will be passed on from kid to kid and still be ready for more. The only problem is that their looks can fade and be less appealing. With a fresh coat of paint, however, it's easy to breath new life into an old toy and prepare it for some new adventures.
The amount of time this project takes depends on how complicated the toy is and how fancy you want to get, but a straightforward paint job like this one only took about an hour. Here's how to do it.
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Step 2: Hose it down!
Step 3: Masking off
For the grill and the seat, I just covered them with masking tape. Take the time to get a clean covering around all the curvy bits. It's slow and a bit maddening, but you'll really appreciate it when you're done.
For the steering wheel and the wheels, I first covered them with plastic bags and then used masking tape to stick them to the toy and to have a clean line of where I wanted the paint to stop.
Step 4: Paint!
The paint dries to the touch in 15 minutes, but can only be handled after 1 hour. For it to be fully chip resistant, you'll need to wait a week.