Easy DIY – Painting Your Vittles Vault - Vittles Vault

easy DIY - painting your Vittles Vault {Video}

Do you ever wish that your Vittles Vault came in different colors?

You know, to match your awesome home décor, or so it can be color coded for each pet...

We have found the solution - an easy DIY that anyone can do! Everything you need for this DIY project will cost less than $20, and you’ll have more than enough to do multiple pet food containers.

Let's get started!

Here's what you'll need:



Want more tips on personalizing your Vittles Vault?

Check out our blog post on making super cool stickers! Click here to see how we did it

DIY Project - Painting Your Vittles Vault Supply List

Step 1 - Prep Your Vittles Vault

Start off by wiping the container with soap and water to make sure it is clean.

LIGHTLY scruff the outside of the container with sandpaper, only where you want to paint. This will help your primer and paint adhere better.

Sanding the Vittles Vault to prep for paint diy project

Step 2 - Create Borders

Tape off the section where you want to paint so you can get clean, crisp lines.

Taping the vittles vault for painting

Step 3 - Time to Prime!

Make sure you do this step outside because this stuff has a super strong smell!

Spraying Vittles Vault with primer outside

Allow the primer to dry for a couple of hours, or overnight. 

Step 4 - Paint

It's time to paint! You can use chalkboard paint or acrylic paint, whichever you prefer.

painting the Vittles Vault Home Stackable 4318 18 lb container

When the paint is dry, about 2-3 hours to be safe, rip off that tape!

Ripping off tape after painting Vittles Vault

Ta-Da! A beautifully painted Vittles Vault, painted in any color you want!

Painted Container - Plain Vittles Vault

Step 5 - Decorate

If you did use chalkboard paint you can use chalk pens to write on your Vittles Vault. The chalk pen that we tested does come off with a damp towel.

First we tried a paper towel, but it shredded a little because of the rough surface from sanding the plastic.

Painted Vittles Vault Container

Because we sanded and primed the container, the paint does stay on!

We decided to do a scratch test to see how much of a difference sanding and priming makes. The black paint is chalkboard paint, and the red paint is a basic acrylic paint. On the large painted sides of the container is where we sanded and primed. 


As you can see in the video, I first sanded and primed the container where I wanted the paint to stick. Nothing happened when I scratched that paint. However, on the test swatch (shown above), I was able to scratch the paint off with just my fingernail. And the acrylic paint (which was red), came off in one piece!

Conclusion: take the time to sand and prime your Vittles Vault before painting.

This is such a fun and easy DIY that you can do a bunch of different surfaces!

If you try it, don't forget to share 🙂 Tag us on Facebook or Instagram @VittlesVault and use the #vittlesvault - I can't wait to see your creations!

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Kassi Calton, a Marketing Specialist at GAMMA2, is a lover of all things pets, food, DIY and travel.

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