Nothing says outdated like shiny brass door knobs.
I had them on every door in my house and desperately wanted a more modern look. But have you ever priced door knobs? Holy cow, those babies aren’t cheap. I was shocked! So I went in search of a more cost-effective way to update my knobs. Enter: spray paint! Here’s how I did it.
BEFORE DOOR KNOBS
DIY DOOR KNOB SUPPLIES:
- Spray paint in your desired color and a clear coat for the top. I used Krylon Brushed Metal with Clear Poly:
- 2. An old cardboard box to hold up the knobs during painting and drying
- Screwdriver to remove/replace the knobs
DOOR KNOB DIY HOW TO:
- Remove the knobs from the door, including the plate that attaches to the door frame.
- Place knobs, screws, and plates in the cardboard box (you can use your screwdriver to punch holes) like so:
- Spray in large strokes, being sure to hit the underside of the knobs as well. You’ll probably need at least two coats. Allow to dry thoroughly between each coat (15-30 minutes on a sunny day). When satisfied with the color coverage, spray all over with clear coat to seal. Allow to dry thoroughly.
- Replace knob and plate and marvel at how great your knobs look. Check it out.
We are super excited to have been able to update all of our door hardware for a fraction of the cost of new. This works on cabinetry knobs as well.