If being a homeowner has taught me anything, it is that you can spray paint everything.
When we bought our home in 2011, we had zero funds for DIY projects, so everything we wanted to update had to be done on the strictest of budgets. That’s when I discovered the magic of spray paint; you just can’t beat being able to refinish practically everything with $8 per can (or less).
The cabinetry throughout our kitchen and bathrooms all sported brass hardware, and instead of spending hundreds of dollars to replace them, I decided to simply spray paint them. Rustoleum has a variety of finishes and styles available, so I chose their oil rubbed bronze spray paint for our bathroom and satin nickel in our kitchen.
Rustoleum’s spray paint can be applied to any surface, so no buffing or sanding is required. Simply remove the cabinet knobs and take them outside. Then, apply the spray paint approximately 6-12″ away from the knobs and sweep back and forth in smooth, quick motions. It’s best to do this in two parts — apply one light coat on the cabinet hardware and then once dry, apply a second coat. This helps reduce the amount of drips.
Give the cabinet knobs a few hours to dry and cure. Once ready, re-install them onto the cabinets, and enjoy the look of your refinished hardware!
Initially, I worried that spray painting our cabinet knobs was going to look tacky and the finish wouldn’t hold up with normal wear and tear. I couldn’t be more wrong. The spray paint covered the surface perfectly, gave the hardware a new feel life, and looks freshly-painted even now, nearly four years later. Even today, when we actually have the funds to replace our hardware, I don’t intend on replacing these because I’m still happy with the way they turned out.
Hope you like them, too!