Can you paint metal drawer handles? Give the hardware a light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper and then wipe down well to remove all the dust. Sanding will give the wood/metal handles a little “tooth” so the primer and paint will adhere nicely.
Can you paint over metal hardware? Once your hardware is completely dry, grab your favorite spray paint (most people use metallic finishes for hardware but you can get creative and use different colors to customize your piece!) I love oil rubbed bronze and gold. I usually use one of the two.
Can you paint over hardware? You are going to be surprised at how easy this project is and how quickly you can transform your hardware with some primer and spray paint! To help document the how-to process, I sprayed some hardware I had around the house and it’s amazing how good it looks. Not only does the hardware look good, but feels good too.
Do you need to sand hardware before painting? But the key to a smooth paint job starts before your wood sees even a drop of paint. It starts with a well-prepared surface and knowing how to properly sand wood before painting it. A good sanding will ensure your paint comes out silky-smooth and help the paint adhere to the surface for a sturdier paint job.