Make it Monday: spray painting a wicker basket

Posted: 11th Feb 2019

Even the most ordinary of baskets can become a thing of beauty with this simple tutorial

Wicker baskets are great for storing a whole variety of things, from logs, newspapers and magazines to clean washing. So, why not go for a colour you like by giving this tutorial from Rust-Oleum a go!

You will need

A wicker basket
Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch
Rust-Oleum Surface Primer
Damp cloth
Newspaper / dust sheets


1. Move the wicker basket outside or into the garage and lay down dusts sheets or newspaper to contain spray mist. Remove any existing flaking paint and use a damp cloth to ensure the surface is clean and free from dust, residue etc. When dry, lightly sand the surface for better paint adhesion.

2. Give the basket two light coats with Rust-Oleum Surface Primer for best finish possible.

3. When this is dry, apply two light, even coats of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in your chosen shade. Always follow the instructions on the back of the can and allow to dry completely for 24 hours.

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum