Sunday, April 7, 2013

Painted Door Handles

We've had outdated looking brass door handles since we moved in. This weekend we finally decided it was time to do something about it. Since replacing all the handles would have been pretty expensive we decided to try painting them instead.

It turned out pretty good, and doesn't take too long. Here's a before and after shot.



Each door knob required 2-3 coats of spray paint. You have to be careful not to spray too much on at once or the paint will start dripping. The only tricky part is getting getting the 'inside' of the doorknob; the section on the handle closest to the door. It's just at a funny angle to aim the spray can.

I unscrewed all the doorknobs and stuck them in a box and painted them all at once. Here they all are lined up before I painted.

Here's the finished product.

 And another angle of them half-way done.


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