How to Upcycle a Vintage Table with Neon Paint

The trick to incorporating vintage items into a modern interior, is to mix old with new. So when we saw this clever upcycle project using a vintage table purchased for £5 on Gumtree, with a bright pop of neon on the legs we thought it was a winner! The dip-dye effect brings this second hand bargain bang up to date and it's an easy project that even we can do.


Rust-Oleum NEON Spray Paint
Masking tape
Clean cloth or sponge


1. Move your table out to a well-ventilated space and place on top of a large dustsheet or some old newspapers. You may want to cover the surrounding area with additional dust sheets/ newspaper to protect from spray mist.
2. Wipe the area to be sprayed with a clean damp sponge or cloth and allow this to dry before proceeding to the next step.
3. Mask off any area you do not wish to spray.
4. Take your can of Rust-Oleum Neon and shake thoroughly. Hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the table and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results, whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart.
6. Leave to dry in a well ventilated place for 24 hours.

Rust-Oleum NEON is an ultra bright, premium quality, fast-drying coloured spray paint for use on most indoor surfaces.
Suitable for wood, metal, ceramic and more.

150ml, £4.99, from B&Q, Homebase, The Range