For the past few months colored spurs seem to be popping up all over. I myself even ordered Covesca rainbow spurs a few weeks ago because they were on sale… Because rainbow. That said I wanted a pair of navy spurs to add to my tool kit. I however refuse to pay $50 to have my own spurs painted and so the idea of painting my own came to life.
One trip to Lowes and $6 later I was ready to go. I found just the right color blue in a can of cobalt blue metallic rustoleum spray paint. If blue isn’t your jam there are a variety of other colors to choose from. I only chose Rust-Oleum as I knew this brand to be long lasting and it had the blue I wanted.Before you get started I would recommend having a pair of gloves handy and picking a safe place to spray your spurs. I used the gloves to pick my spurs up (by expanding my fingers inside the spur – didn’t want to risk messing up any pant by touching the outsides/ visible parts). A reader mentioned that she had strung her spurs up. I think this sounds brilliant and should definitely be tried!
- Place spurs on flat clean area
- Spray light coat on both sides
- Wait for spurs to dry between each side and coat
- Spray heavy “wet” coat to both sides
- Let Dry
- Spray with Chipguard
When painting them I had a couple panic moments because I was not trying to have some crazy bright blue spurs. Thankfully as they dried they became a nice deep blue that was closer to the navy that I was aiming for. Bottom line is that if you have been wanting colored spurs but without the hefty price tag you should try this! I would definitely do it again! Time will tell how they wear but even if I have to reapply the paint every so often they would still be a deal. Next time I want to find a cool matte finish! What DIY projects have you guys taken on? Any hacks to save money and still have a fun item you’ve been eyeing?