How To Quickly Spray Paint Hardware For Furniture

How to spray paint furniture hardware.

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How To Quickly Spray Paint Hardware For Furniture
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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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How To Quickly Update That Ugly Hardware

Here's a quick easy way to spray paint hardware on your next furniture makeover. SUPPLY LIST to update your hardware…

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

I soak furniture pulls in white vinegar to clean before spray painting hardware.To clean the hardware before painting, pour white distilled vinegar in a container with the hardware. Add enough to cover them completely.

Lightly scrub away old paint and years of grime before spray painting hardware. A toothbrush works well. After several hours or soaking overnight in the vinegar, use a brush to clean them well. An old toothbrush works well for detailed hardware.

Be sure to clean the old hardware before painting. Rinse with clear water and allow to dry.

How To Spray Paint Hardware

How to quickly spray paint hardware for your next furniture makeover.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.

I used a high gloss spray paint for these french provincial pulls. Holding the can about 6-8 away, spray a light coat and allow to dry. I find it’s better to add layers that just paint a thick coat on all at once. Allow drying 24 hours in a controlled environment and then they’re ready for installation.

Painting furniture hardware can make a dramatic statement on your furniture makeovers. 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!

Until the next project…


  • Hey Do! Love your work so much!
    Got a question, I’m redoing the old windows in my house, and l use ketchup to clean the brass hardware… Will vinegar work just as well? (The family would love it if I quit using up all the ketchup!)
    Thanks, keep on painting!

  • ? Great question! I’ve used both but not sure which would be better. The ketchup doesn’t stink as bad but if your family is missing their french fry buddy, try the vinegar. Thanks for the laugh. Happy painting to you too dear. xo

  • It’s the vinegar and tomato acid that’s cleaning the tarnish.
    Vinegar is simply less diluted and less expensive.

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