Spray paint is a girls best friend when it comes to updating or giving something a new look. My new love is Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint. And no, I am not being paid to show you……..although I should. 🙂
My home is about 13 yrs old. My home had a lot of that “Carpenter’s Brass“, as Rhoda calls it. I hate brass. HATE! But I also don’t feel like spending my money replacing perfectly good door handles and hardware. So I marched myself down to my local hardware store and bought some Metallic Paint. I knew it would work since we spray painted our front door hardware a few years ago and it is just now needing a touch up.
Rust-Oleum | Spray Painting Door Knobs
I am really pleased with the end result. However, I should have given my husband more direction.
He wasn’t so excited to be painting door handles and would have lived another 20 years or more not giving a second thought to the ugly brass ones.
Tips on Spray Painting Door Knobs
He took them all off while I was away teaching, laid them down on a drop cloth outside, sanded them a little and sprayed them……….then walked away to mow the yard. Which may have been fine had it not started to sprinkle. Water on wet spray paint makes it look a little more rustic with pits and bubbles than I was wanting. And he realized that it was kind of hard to get an even coat when they were laying on their sides.
So I thought we needed something like a stand you use when making cake pops. We used an old box, punched small holes to hold the knobs and we were in business again. (after sanding a few of the bubbled ones off) See how nice they look? And that’s the EXACT paint I used.
Here they are on my office doors. So much better, don’t you think? And it only cost me the can of spray paint……about $8.00 and maybe a cranky husband for a few moments. Totally worth it!
Warning: You will suddenly notice how filthy your doors are and proclaim to be the worst house keeper in the world. Thank goodness for the magic eraser.
Edited: I have since chatted with a few people who it didn’t work so well for. Mine are still holding up great as of today (03/07/2014) as well as our front door hardware outside is going on about 7 or 8 years. We did sand a bit and made sure to use a paint suggest for metal. I used the exact paint in the above photograph. Good luck!
what color is the spray paint.. I can’t quite read it?
I think it was the hammered dark bronze. The can says Metallic and there were only a couple of choices. It’s brownish, rather than black.
I meant plug those key holes
I used the Rustoleum hammered dark bronze to paint my pulls on my kitchen cupboards and also my pendant lamps over the sink and over the island. They are holding up beautifully. I did sand them a bit to take the shininess off, then wiped them down and sprayed them. I am curious about doing the door knobs with locks, did you plus those key holes before you sprayed them?
we did use a toothpick when they were almost dry.
Heather Creamer says
I had this down in the basement for about 1 week, and it is fairly warm down there. Any suggests how to fix?
What if I spray this again, let set for a few days and try puting a protective coating on it. Do you think that would work?
Open to any suggests…….but not sure about the marker.