How To: Update Door Hardware with Paint
If you're looking to increase your home's curb appeal or update your interior hardware, try repainting it instead of replacing it. Follow these simple, budget-friendly steps to paint your door's hardware.
How to Paint Door Hardware
What you'll need:
Camera and marking pen
Floral foam (to hold hardware for painting)
Metal paint primer
Metal spray paint (Rust-Oleum Rubbed Bronze is pictured)
1. Remove doorknob and lock mechanism from the door (photo 1). Tip: Take photos as you go and label the images -- "inside dead bolt" and "outdoor knob" -- to aid in reassembly. Clean the hardware with steel wool (photo 2), then sand (photo 3).