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FLOWER POTS MADE FROM CAR TYRES
FLOWER POTS MADE FROM CAR TYRES

"Upcycling" to make something new out of something old is on trend, so we are turning car tyres into decorative flower pots.

Garden & Recreation Flower pots made from car tyres

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Instruction guide for flower pots made from car tyres

1GET MATERIAL

Get the materials from the material list. If you don't have any old car tyres at home, you can get them free from your local scrap yard or tyre fitter in your area.

2PREPARATION OF THE TYRE

Clean the tyre. It should be dust-free and dry.

3PREPARATION OF THE SPRAYER

The sprayer is ready for use in just a few steps.  Fill the paint container up to 3/4 full with paint and thin it following the manufacturer’s instructions. To do this, use the included stirrer, each notch corresponding to a 10% dilution. The suction tube can be aligned depending on how you are going to work. Downwards when spraying objects overhead and forwards when spraying downwards. The spray jet can also be adjusted three ways — horizontally, vertically and diagonally (for detailed work). Carry out a test spray to find the right settings for you.

4THE SPRAYING PROCESS

Hold the sprayer perpendicular to the object and apply a uniform spray coverage.

The amount of paint can also be adjusted with the rotary knob on the trigger. Only change the direction of spray when the sprayer is past the object. This avoids a build-up of thicker layers of paint during direction changes. Maintain a constant distance of 5 – 15 cm from the object.
Tip: If paint is applied too thickly, drips can form, so it's better to spray two thin coats rather than one thick coat. After spraying, allow the paint to dry in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

5Cleaning

Clean the spray attachment thoroughly with water or solvent after use. Unscrew all the parts and place them in the washing up bowl and clean by hand or with a sponge.


The result


List of materials

ItemDescription
12 x used car tyres
2Clothes
3500ml of paint in your choice of  colour
4WAGNER paint sprayer for wood and metal paints e.g. Wood&Metal Sprayer W 150

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