Father’s Day Tool Caddy

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Materials Needed

  • Wooden tool caddy
  • Drop cloth or old sheets
  • Sandpaper (approx. 220-grit)
  • Three empty soup cans
  • Six each of large washers and nuts
  • Painter’s tape
  • Hot glue gun, glue sticks
  • Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2x Spray Paint (colour of your choice)
  • Rust-Oleum Metallic Accents (Sterling Silver)
  • Tremclad Rust Paint (colour of your choice)

Step 1

Team up to make this project more fun! First, place your tool caddy on a drop cloth to protect the work surface from overspray.

Step 2

Using fine sandpaper, lightly sand tool caddy and wipe away any dust or debris.

Step 3

Now you’re ready to paint. Make sure to choose Dad’s favourite Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2X Spray Paint colour for that personal touch.

Step 4

Paint the box by holding the paint can 30-36 cm (12-14″) from the surface. Press the spray trigger and begin covering the surface in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Pay particular attention to the joints for best coverage. If your masterpiece needs a second coat be sure to apply either within one hour or after 24 hours for best results.

Step 5

Once your caddy is completely dry, you’ll want to cover and tape off the caddy, leaving only the handle and end caps exposed. Then, using Rust-Oleum Metallic Accents in sterling silver, paint the handle and the end caps.

Step 6

While that is drying, grab your soup cans and wipe down to ensure they’re free of any contaminants, dust or debris. Paint the cleaned soup cans with your desired colour of Tremclad Rust Paint, using the same spray method as described in step 4.

Step 7

Once fully cured, glue cans together to form an organizer. Either follow the example in the picture, or make your own creation!

Step 8

Finally, once all pieces are put together and your caddy has had time to dry, glue on washers and nuts to the front of the caddy for Dad-friendly decorations.

Step 9

Your last step will be to place the soup-can organizer inside the caddy and fill with all sorts of goodies. (And they don’t all have to be tools!)

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