A piece’s original hardware tells a backstory. It lends individuality to a work that is difficult to replicate! I usually attempt to refinish the hardware instead of replacing it when refurbishing furniture. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on properly repairing furniture hardware!
Is there a correct way? refinishing furniture Is more than just slapping some spray paint on the hardware and calling it a day. Just a few weeks later, the spray paint begins to flake, necessitating the search for a better technique to refinish furniture hardware. There are ways to paint hardware and make it survive via trial and error. As a result, by repairing furniture hardware correctly the first time, you may profit from errors.
Here’s what you’ll need to refine you cabinet hardware:
- Spray Paint
- Spray sealer
- Spray primer
Get the cabinet hardware ready
The first step in refinishing furniture hardware is to smooth the surface to provide a solid foundation. Smooth out the surface the hardware to clean off the previous paint. This provides a surface for the paint to adhere to while also removing any flakes or flaking off the hardware.
If the handles have already been painted, I wouldn’t advise trying to paint over them again. That’s a formula for peeling paint. Try to first remove the old paint.
Clean the hardware
Before painting hardware, it must be well cleaned. Handles are often handled, which causes a buildup of oils. Any oil left on the hardware may prevent the paint from bonding properly and cause problems down the line.
Before you start painting, give the can a good shake. 8-12 inches away, apply thin, uniform layers of primer. Drips will occur if your coatings are too thick. Leave the polish to dry for a few hours
Paint the hardware
There are so many fantastic paint possibilities for nearly any finish you can think of. You have the option of using a solid color, Metallic Gold, or Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Use a spray paint with the smoothest finish. The final step is to preserve the paint once it has dried. Finish with a coat of paint sealer.
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