Metal nightstand – Add bronze paint to refinish a metal nightstand has been reused or to update the look to match your decor. This project requires it-yourself time to prepare the nightstand, including sanding and priming the surface. You need to do this when working with the metal surface to prevent oxidation to ruin the nightstand. Complete the work in a well ventilated area and protect your skin from harsh chemicals. With a little effort and effort, you will have a piece that will last many years.
Clean the surface of the earth and remove all traces of loose paint. Sand the surface of the nightstand with sandpaper middle grade. If the nightstand is rusty, remove rust using a brush, sandpaper or acidic solvent. Clean the surface with a damp cloth to remove dust from the sandpaper. Let dry. If the metal nightstand is made of galvanized metal, clean the surface with lacquer thinner or solvent that is designed to eliminate the use of oil. Galvanized metal is silver metal with a thin layer of zinc. This coating helps prevent corrosion, but must be removed to allow the new paint to adhere.
Apply primer to the nightstand. Choose the type nightstand metal primer based on whether the nightstand is rusty or has a clean surface. If the nightstand is made of a ferrous metal, which is oxidized. The corrosion inhibiting primer. If you are not sure what type of metal on the nightstand is, test the surface with a magnet. If a magnet is attracted to the metal nightstand, which is made of ferrous metal. Sprinkle the nightstand with bronze metallic paint. Let dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply a second coat if necessary.