We gave our Little Tykes Cozy Truck a spray paint makeover!
Look at my little Will! This truck was actually a Christmas gift for Logan when he was two, and it has been WELL loved by both boys. In trying to purge my garage…which is a constant battle…I decided it was probably time to let our little truck go. As much as my boys loved it, they are just too big for it now. Hurts my Mama heart just a little!
If you have littles, you can find this truck HERE.
And of course, Little Tykes also makes the very popular Cozy Coupe that you can find for under $50 HERE.
We headed to the beach to visit my inlaws and decided to take it with us. Their neighbor always had a similar car that my boys played with every time we visited. I figured we could leave our truck there too for baby cousins or family friends to enjoy. Bring on the beachy makeover!!
I used Rustoleum spray paint in these fun colors! I grabbed these cans HERE.
You can find them at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby, etc. Just make sure it is the type that says it bonds to plastic.
Plastic drop cloth
Clear spray paint to seal it at the end-I found that the spray paint scratched fairly easily, so don’t skip this step of sealing it with a clear coat or two!
I used this one!
Wash your truck well with soap and water to get any dirt off and let it dry.
Lay your drop cloth down in the area where you plan to paint. Cut sections of your plastic drop cloth to cover the wheels or any section of the truck you are not painting at that time.
I removed the roof of the truck, but did not disassemble any other parts to paint. I simply covered them with the plastic and secured the plastic with painter’s tape.
Spray the sections of your truck in thin layers, letting each color dry completely before covering up new parts of the truck and spraying with other colors.
Once you are done with the colors, spray every inch of the car with clear spray paint to seal it. DO NOT skip this step. I sprayed our truck with two layers of clear seal to avoid our work getting scratched. Toddlers are tough on toys, so your paint will scratch if you don’t seal it!
I love how these colors turned out! It made my Mama heart a little less sad, and thankfully sweet Will was still willing to model our hard work!
I hope that by giving new life to this little truck, other littles will enjoy it as much as my boys did!