DIY Tip: Painting Drawer Pulls & Handles with Ease

DIY Tip: Painting Drawer Pulls & Handles with Ease

Jason Loper
Jul 21, 2011

If you've ever rehabbed a dresser, cabinets, or anything else with a handle, you know what a pain in the neck it can be to get good coverage on the hardware when painting them. So when I saw this tip for making painting hardware a little easier, I knew I had to share it:

The blog Living with Linsday is full of great DIY tips but this is one that jumped out at me because I often find myself with this exact problem. In the past, when I've refinished a piece and decide to paint the handles, I've laid them down on their sides and painted one half at a time. Not only is that a pain in the neck, it always increases the odds of getting paint drips on the hardware.

Lindsay suggests punching nails into cardboard or foam core to attach the handles to. Simply measure the distance between the screw holes on the back of the hardware, mark the cardboard, punch the nails through, and then put the hardware in place. Spraying the hardware will be super easy!

It's totally one of those "oh duh!" tips, right? And yet, I had never thought of it!

Images: Living with Lindsay

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