They say 3 is a magic number -and this is my third post about spray painting. I first wrote about spray painting bathroom items and most recently about spray painting outdoor furniture. What makes this spray paint post special is not the fact it’s the third post – what makes it special is the fact that it was written by readers of Your Decorating Hotline who share their stories about spray paint.
Betty wrote :
“Hi Cindy and Terrie,
Just wanted to share with you my experience with spray painting hinges. I read several online forums about people’s successes and failures with spray painting hinges.
As a novice spray painter, I spray painted our hinges to our entry door, and quickly realized I didn’t wait long enough for the paint to cure several days. So the spray paint on the hinges didn’t work very well. Oh, I believe it’s also because I used a metal brush to scratch the metal when I should have used sand paper to scuff it up for better adherence for the spray paint primer and Rustoleum bronze spray paint.
So with the interior hinges in one room of our house, I washed and cleaned, sanded, spray painted with primer and then spray painted the desired color with about two to three lighter coats. And because it was an interior door to the laundry, we didn’t have to worry about potential robbers in the neighborhood. (Just kidding. We had nothing in the house the first several days while we worked on the house. I suppose just potential vandalism.)
Having waited several days for the spray paint to cure on the hinges helped a ton! So I am sending a few pictures to share…I hope this helps others. I am a true believer about spray paint now! Thank you for your website!” Sincerely Betty Y.
Deborah wrote :
“I too love the spray paint. I have sprayed many light fixtures rubbed oil bronze. I love the quick update the brass fixtures received.
I have also used the black to spray dining room chairs after they were lightly sanded. I did this for a client that put a slab of granite on her marred table top. We left the legs pine. I covered the seats in fabric that tied the black and pine together. The black chairs looked great with the granite top.” Deborah H.
Martha wrote :
“Got to tell you that I loved your post–even shared it with my husband–both of us were impressed with your husband’s spray painting talents. The chair turned out great and looks so great in its new surroundings.” Martha H.
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