Doorknobs and Spray Paint

So, I’ve moved over here….

Wilderness Tree

I’m doing a home improvement project and one of the small, seemingly unimportant details that I’m working on is the doorknobs.

As you can see I’m using Rustolium automobile primer and forged, hammered metalic paint in burnished amber. You don’t have to use a primer. I used it on the door hinges without primer and it turned out fine (and they still work) but I was concerned that with a high-use item – like doorknobs – that it might peel off over time. In the end, I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

The Pros

  • For new doorknobs it would’ve been $10 plus per doorknob. In my house, that equates to $110 not including the exterior knobs (which are already an antique brass color). One can of paint (which I don’t know how many door knobs it will cover, but I’ve done three and hinges) is $8.
  • Speed. Normally…

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