You ll also need some large cardboard sheets paint canvas or other protective covering for the garage floor or ground. I cut up the file cabinet box.
New paint actually sticks to lightly sanded existing paint better than it does to a spray on primer or to bare metal.
Spray paint filing cabinet. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Painting metal file cabinets old metal lockers or other metal pieces can be done with acrylic paints spray paints or chalk paints. Read the label on the paint can to determine how much spray paint you need to buy.
Give the cabinet a midcentury look with the unfinished light wood legs the mossy green color and black hardware. Prep surface by wiping it down to remove dust and particles. Don t feel like you need to get complete coverage it s just the base layer.
Decorative items for the file cabinet i e fabric magnets photos etc. You may choose to use a special spray paint that is made just for painting on metal. So here s the fun part.
Two cans spray paint. Tape off handle latch and label holder. And by mini makeover i mean two 2 bottles of spray paint.
Once the first coat is dry apply an additional second coat to achieve an even finish. Prep the filing cabinet. Purchase a primer for metals that prevents rust.
Small foam roller paintbrush. Here s what mine looked like after the primer. Apply even coats of krylon colormaxx gloss mambo pink to the file cabinet in a side to side motion.
Apply one layer of primer to the file cabinet. Then pour a small amount into a paint tray load up the foam roller and begin to paint the outside frame of the filing cabinet. Not only will you have a great storage cabinet but you can also set up a message center on one side.
Follow our suggestions for finding the best paints for your metal cabinets. Select the paint you will use on the cabinet. Recoat until area is completely covered.
Make sure it is a well ventilated area. Purchase the kind of paint and the new color you would like for your cabinet. Give the cabinet a midcentury look with the unfinished light wood legs the mossy green color and black hardware.
Run a piece of 220 or 320 grit sandpaper over the filing cabinet to make sure the surface is ready to accept the new paint. Learning how to paint metal cabinets can add new life to old pieces. However spray paint will create a smoother surface and it is harder to find metallic finishes in brushable paints.
Transform a file cabinet with a little spray paint new hardware and wood peg legs. If you have an old file cabinet at home this is the diy project for you. If you have an old file cabinet at home this is the diy project for you.
To make the file cabinet feel truly at home it needed a mini makeover. I used kylon s surf matte finish. For a more personal touch you paint your cabinet with chalkboard paint.
Brushable paint will work too. Transform a file cabinet with a little spray paint new hardware and wood peg legs.