If you want to spray paint door knobs then this guide will help you because I have written this guide in a step by step manner so that even an amateur could get the best results out of their work after completing the whole procedure. Follow each step-in order to save yourself from blunder and then later regret on that mistake which you did unknowingly.
Spray painted door knobs that last outlast the house is the latest trend in interior design! The benefits are immediate: a shiny, bright new look that’s far more sophisticated and substantial than what you can create with other painting techniques.
Spray painting door knobs is a quick and easy way to give an otherwise plain door a whole new look.
- 1 Tools you need to paint door knobs
- 2 Clean the knobs
- 3 Sand the door knob
- 4 Prime the door knobs
- 5 Spraying paint process
- 6 FAQ’s
- 7 Summary
Tools you need to paint door knobs
- Spray paint
- Sand paper
- Gloves, glasses and face mask
- Painters tape
- Drop cloths
Clean the knobs
Since the door knobs are made of metal, the best way to clean them is with a little bit of paint thinner. You can also use some mineral spirits if that’s what you have. Just pour a little bit of the solvent into a bowl or cup and drop the knobs into it.
It should come right off. You can use a plastic scraper if the knobs is still stuck on. After you’ve cleaned off the knobs, you have to clean the threads on the backside.
You can use steel wool or a brush to do this, and you also want to clean off the backside of the door to make sure that nothing is sticking to it.
Sand the door knob
Sanding is the process of smoothing the surface of something, in this case door knob, for the purpose of making it smooth for the paint to stick or for ease of a paint brush to spread the paint evenly.
It is always advised to sand a door knob before painting because it’s a surface that requires accuracy, excellence and perfection. If it’s not well sanded, the paint will not be able to stick on well and it will also not cover the knob well.
Begin by gently moving the sanding block in circular motions around the knob. Don’t press too hard or else you’ll end up with bumps on your knob. It is always best to keep the sanding block at a 45-degree angle to the knob.
This ensures that you don’t take off too much of the knob’s material. The goal here is to get rid of the imperfections and not to change the shape of the knob.
Prime the door knobs
You should prime them with a couple of coats of general-purpose primer. Use painter’s tape and plastic to block the door from overspray.
Let it dry and then sand it lightly with sandpaper (around 300 grit). Put on a couple more coats of primer and let it dry again. This should give you a durable base to paint on.
Spraying paint process
Spraying for door knob is very straight forward. Go in a covered or protected area to spray your knob. You want to make sure you don’t get any overspray on anything else.
You can use the spray can instructions for how to spray and how much fluid to use. After spraying, wait for the paint to dry for about 20 minutes or so.
I’ve found that the most effective way to spray paint door knob is to use a spray paint booth. I spray painted the door knob for my laundry room a few weeks ago, and since then I’ve written a blog post about how to spray paint a door knob. If you have any questions regarding this post then feel free to comment down and I will make sure you gets satisfactory answer at first priority.