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While I was in the middle of painting my kitchen cabinets white, I had some down time when I was watching paint dry. This was a good time to figure out how to paint the kitchen cabinet hardware. If you have priced kitchen cabinet hardware, you know it isn’t cheap! I was okay with the style of the hardware that I had. I just wanted a darker color. Here’s how I painted my kitchen cabinet hardware.
How to paint kitchen cabinet hardware
Here’s what you’ll need to paint your kitchen cabinet hardware (this list includes affiliate links – if you make purchase using one of these links, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you):
- spray paint of your choice – I used Rust-Oleum Metallic Oil Robbed Bronze
- sanding sponge
- skewer (to poke holes in cardboard)
- clean and sand the hardware
- poke holes in the cardboard with a skewer, scissors, or knife
- attach the cabinet hardware onto cardboard using the poked holes
- carry cardboard holding hardware outside and spray (several light coats is better than one thick coat)
I’m sure that someone somewhere already thought of this idea, but I thought I was pretty clever to come up with this way of spray painting the handles.
I made holes in a piece of cardboard with a skewer and screwed in each handle on just one end. If you don’t have a skewer, use a knife or other sharp object. Just be careful!
Once the handles were screwed into the piece of cardboard, I could then just carry the cardboard outside and spray away. Pretty smart, right??? Once in while I come up with a good one ; )
I love how the handles turned out! They look new don’t they? Spray painting them saved more than a few dollars!
I also used this method to paint the hinges and door knobs on the pantry door.
UPDATE: It has been three years and the handles are showing a little wear. I can just take them down, sand, and spray them again. This time I will remember to use a few light coats instead of one heavy coat! I think the finish will last longer.