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Old 09-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Updating brass hardware

Has anyone painted their brass hardware, knobs, lamps and so on? How was the out come, are you happy?

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Old 09-18-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Painting anything and it will eventually come off.

I prefer to replace with new that are polished brass plated. Depending on the quality of the plating it takes a long time before the plating comes off if ever.

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Has anyone painted their brass hardware, knobs, lamps and so on? How was the out come, are you happy?

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Old 09-22-2013, 08:12 AM   #4
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When we bought our 02 Eagle last year, that was the first thing we did. Replaced all the cabinet knobs with a nice pewter knob and repainted the overhead lights with a silver paint. It made a huge difference to the look of the interior.
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I painted my mothers kitchen cabinet pulls. The key is preparation. They looked nice and were durable.

But if your cabinet pulls are round like those in the video then a quick trip to Home Depot can get you a contractors pack of 12 or twenty four knobs for a great price. I would rather get new ones that way and install every five years or so if necessary than repaint.

We replaced our worn pulls with some very durable higher quality pulls. A different style as well and it made a very subtle and nice change in our MH appearance. Cost about $160 total but provided real lifetime pulls. We are glad we went that way.
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I painted my mothers kitchen cabinet pulls. The key is preparation. They looked nice and were durable.

But if your cabinet pulls are round like those in the video then a quick trip to Home Depot can get you a contractors pack of 12 or twenty four knobs for a great price. I would rather get new ones that way and install every five years or so if necessary than repaint.

We replaced our worn pulls with some very durable higher quality pulls. A different style as well and it made a very subtle and nice change in our MH appearance. Cost about $160 total but provided real lifetime pulls. We are glad we went that way.
Yup, replaced all pulls with Oiled Bronze, all metal light fixtures with Oiled Bronze, all sink faucets with Oiled Bronze. Left the shower surround for another day. We left the cabinet hinges because they had "weathered" so they are almost the same color as bronze.
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I did the "gold" to "silver" thing to my 03 Bounder about 6 years ago. I was able to get the closet door frame and a complete shower in brushed aluminum from the manufacture of them (SEA). I was able to replaced the facets and towel bars but I never could find replacements for the drawer pulls/handles and hinges. The DW got some type of "Stainless Steel" paint kit from Home Depot and she used it on those items we couldn't find replacements for. It didn't look too bad when it was all done.
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We upgraded from "gold" to oil rubbed bronze this year. Replaced all of the hardware where we could. What we couldn't find, we had to paint; we used the new Rustoleum paint by that name. It's great stuff. Prep is basic and easy -- but time consuming. Several YouTube videos on it. Updating makes a BIG difference to the inside of the coach! You're gonna like it when you are done! WooHoo! \ken
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I used a primer called Killz to prep a brass mail slot in preparation for painting in aluminum tremclad. The mail slot gets daily use and gets letters and such pushed through it. The paint seems to be holding up quite well. Basically Killz seems to stick to most surfaces and is available at most Home Depot, Lowes and the like.
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