The first real house project is done! It was not any big building or demo project, but it is one that made a big difference in each room. Painting the doorknobs was a cheap and easy way to get rid of all the ugly brass knobs in the house. I looked around on pinterest to see the best way to do this and I came up with the following process:
- Remove all hardware off the doors
- Sand them down. I originally used ultra fine steel wool, but that did not do a great job and took more work then it was worth. The paint chipped right off with this method. So, Bobby got me some Scotchbrite, which was so much quicker and I barely had to apply pressure to rough up the surface.
- Make sure the hardware is free of dust and lay on a surface you can spray paint. I used a cardboard box.
- Spray paint the hardware. I used Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze with built in Primer. They were $6.97 each and I used about three and a half cans on 10 doors. This was with 2-3 coats. I also coated both sides of the hinges so brass did not show on any side.
- After the last coat, I let them dry overnight.
Taking the doors down only took one person, but putting them back up is MUCH easier with two. I was only able to get one door back on by myself. The rest took two people, one holding the door up and another attaching the door.
I never got a picture of them in the sunlight but the color is so pretty.
The panaroma makes for weird looking angles, but I wanted to get all the doors in one picture.
Have you guys ever ORB’d anything? How did you like it?