This guide will teach you the complete method to spray paint curtain rods which newbies think is a very difficult job to do at home by themselves.
This step-by-step guide is tested by my friends who are also professional painters like me.
And after completing the job we analyzed the results and it was quite impressive and gave a soothing effect.
Spray painting curtain rods is one of my favorite budget-saving tricks. I’ve sprayed both metal and wood rods and rings, for a whole new look.
Spray painting rods and rings are so easy, But you have to be a bit methodical about it to avoid drips and over-spraying.
I’ll show you how to spray paint rods in this article.
The easiest way to refresh the look of your windows is to replace your curtain rods. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible.
The reason why you can’t be because the old curtain rods won’t match the new decor scheme.
This blog post can help you figure out ways to give a makeover to those old rods and make them look new again.
- 1 Tools we need to do the job
- 2 Prepare the workplace and surface of rods
- 3 Sanding and priming curtain rods
- 4 Start spraying curtain rods
- 5 FAQ’s
- 6 Final thoughts on How to spray paint curtain rods
Tools we need to do the job
- Spray paint
- Curtain rods
- Drop cloths
- Masking tape or newspaper
- Protective gear
Prepare the workplace and surface of rods
Find a place outdoors suitable for spray painting. Make sure that it’s well-ventilated, set up everywhere necessary, and have it all ready before you even start painting.
Then, prop up one end of the curtain rod with a sawhorse or other suitable object as you paint it depending on how big your project is – for smaller projects, it’s easier to just hold up one end.
Also, make sure that whatever hole you drill into the wall is able to be patched later as we’re nerds and not professional carpenters.
When primer and paint are necessary, consider using primer and paint made for PVC pipes! If your curtain rod is made from PVC, sand it to scuff the surface thoroughly before painting.
In addition to this, make sure to read the label on the plastic primer and paint you purchase in case you need to put some extra work into prepping it.
Sanding and priming curtain rods
Sanding the surface of curtain rods with smooth sandpaper is the best way to create a flat surface for them.
The sandpaper should be harder than the paint that you are going to use and should be 120 to 150 grit.
The rods should be cleaned properly with a dry cloth until they appear to be smooth. The sandpaper can be used on the surface of the rods to make the surface completely smooth.
You can use any type of sandpaper to make the surface smooth.
You can prime the curtain rod by sanding the entire rod with fine sandpaper and then coat the rod with spray paint primer.
You can also prime the curtain rod by applying a coat of primer to the entire rod and then applying paint. Sanding the rod with fine sandpaper is the best way to prime the curtain rod.
Start spraying curtain rods
The first thing you need to do is make sure you have the right spray paint for the surface you are working on.
Make sure your curtain rod is clean, dry, and free of dirt and dust. Before you spray paint, make sure the surface outside is also clean and free of dust.
Lay out a drop cloth and set up your spray paint area near a vent or open window. This will help alleviate the fumes in the air.
To spray them choose a quality primer spray paint that matches the surface to be covered. A topcoat spray is needed only if the surface has minor scratches or defects.
Mix the two-part paint with equal amounts of each, and then shake or stir them until the two become one. Be sure to observe the label and clean the brushes completely before painting.
Apply on a cool, windy, and dry day. Set up a ladder and hang the curtain rod from one of the hooks and paint until the entire rod is covered.
When you get down from the ladder, hold the rod and pivot it around to cover the other side evenly.
Remove the rod and let it dry for about two hours. After this, hang the rod back up and let it dry for another 48 hours.
Spray the rods with a coat of primer first with the help of a spray gun.
Once it dried. Spray them with your selected paint color and make sure to sand in between the coats of paint.
Final thoughts on How to spray paint curtain rods
This guide is tried and tested by myself and I have analyzed the best results after following this guide.
I refer to this easy-to-understand step-by-step guide to those amateurs who don’t want to mess up the surface of curtain rods.
This guide will help you to spray paint curtain rods with great satisfactory results.
The curtain rod is a very important part of the curtain. So, it should be chosen with great care. You will have to spend a reasonable amount of money to purchase a good curtain rod.
However, you need to spend on the right brand. You will not get the best curtain rod for your money if you buy the wrong brand. So, you should be very careful about the brand you buy.