Paint a Metal Storage Cabinet

Oct 9th

Metal storage cabinet – This article contains step by step instructions on how to prepare, prime and paint a metal storage cabinet. Get your cabinets looking new for a small price, and some elbow grease

If possible, take out the cabinet for easy painting. Feel the pieces with masking tape and create a chart to remember how to assemble the metal storage cabinet.  Use the paint scraper to remove all large, peeling pieces of paint.  Use the orbital sander with a fine-grit sandpaper or a piece of fine-grit sandpaper to lightly buff the surface. You do not have to grind all existing paint out, just create a polished surface so the paint has a better surface to adhere.

Apply metal primer on the metal storage cabinet. The primer does not need to be applied liberally. Apply a thin coat and let dry completely. For motivated, after drying completely, fine sand on the primed surface and clean waste. This will ensure that the surface is very smooth, so the last coat looks really professional.  After completely dry, use metal paint. Again, do not apply a large amount of paint on the first layer for complete coverage. Allows for the first coat to dry and add another for seamless coverage will make better results.

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