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DIY Fire Extinguisher Vase

Every institution has a fire extinguisher or even more for its protection from bad incidents. Usually these fire extinguishers have a period of use and after that they are replaced with some other new ones. Now think of the fact that you will have to replace your own fire extinguisher what would you do with the old one?

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Here it is an interesting idea. You can create a DIY Fire Extinguisher Vase.The materials that you need are: an empty fire extinguisher (with the nozzle removed), 1/2″ wide masking tape, primer for metal, paint brush or sponge brushes, two acrylic paint colors (spray paint would also work well!), clear spray sealant (optional).

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Soak your empty fire extinguisher in warm water and remove as much of the label as possible. A razor blade may be helpful to scrape off stubborn labels.

Paint the fire extinguisher with primer and let it dry completely. You may need to apply two or three coats of primer. Paint the entire fire extinguisher with the lighter of your acrylic paint colors and let it dry. Tape the extinguisher on all sides from the lip of the opening down to the base. Paint the vase with the second paint color and let it dry. Remove tape. Touch up any areas where paint oozed under the tape. If desired spray the vase with clear sealant coat to protect the paint.{found on witandwhistle}

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Posted in DIY Projects on August 8, 2011

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