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Painting metal door handles?

Postby JRW » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:02 am


I have recently bought a flat where all the door handles are big, ornate and gold. It may have been a good look in the 1950s but I absolutely hate them!

Instead of buying a whole set of new door handles (expensive) I was wondering whether I could spray paint them silver. Does anyone know if this would work? Obviously as handles are being touched every day, I wonder whether the paint would eventually come off on hands. I have seen some spray paint for radiators, but none for fixtures and fittings.

Any advice gratefully received.

thanks, JRW
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Postby thedoctor2 » Fri May 04, 2007 8:11 am

Hi JRW There are many spray paints you can use , just make sure they are very clean , prime them with a spray primer then 3/4 coats of spray finish , this should last a good few years .

PS There are many clear lacquers that u can fnish them with they tend to be very tough to
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