Updating the hardware on your furniture makeovers doesn’t need to be timely or difficult to be beautiful. When it’s appropriate, I like to spray paint hardware for furniture to complement the finish I’m doing. It’s a quick and easy process that makes a dramatic change in the way the hardware looks.
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Before you can spray paint hardware, be sure to clean it well. Years of grime and dirt and even loose paint can cause the paint to not adhere well and you’ll have a nasty sticky mess on your hands.
How To Clean Hardware Before Spray Painting
To clean the hardware before painting, pour white distilled vinegar in a container with the hardware. Add enough to cover them completely.
After several hours or soaking overnight in the vinegar, use a brush to clean them well. An old toothbrush works well for detailed hardware.
Rinse with clear water and allow to dry.
How To Spray Paint Hardware
When you spray paint hardware, be sure to use a good quality paint that adheres to most surfaces. I like Rustoleum paint and primer in one.
Holding the can about 6-8 away, spray a light coat and allow to dry. I find it’s better to add layers that to just paint a thick coat on all at once. Allow drying 24 hours in a controlled environment and then they’re ready for installation.
Want to see how this one turned out? CLICK HERE to see how I painted bold stripes on this french provincial dresser. Thanks for joining me today and my hope is that this will inspire you to be creative in your furniture makeovers. I’d love to know how you update your hardware. Do you paint or leave the original finish? Drop me a comment below. Happy painting!
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