The screen/storm door hardware was more of the brass look, and it was in poor shape (pitted and rusty). Brian took a look at the number of pieces, and the price and availablity of replacement parts, and decided it wasn't going to happen. All the ladies of the blog-world spray paint anything that doesn't look good to them, so we thought it might be worth a shot. This isn't the first time spraying, but it is the first time at our primary residence... So far it has held up quite well.
He set up shop out on a pleasant day with an old pizza box and all the parts that he could remove from the door. He reminded himself a few times to spray quick and light. Even so, he had to re-do a couple pieces because he was out of practice and got the paint on a little heavy. Good thing it just takes a little sanding and you can have a re-do easily. Note to self - take your time and do it right or it will take multiple times as long to re-do it again...
|lay out the parts and spray!|
|heavy masking for those parts you can't remove.|
|Do you see how pitted and gross that is? Little paint will take good care of it!|
Months later, nobody would guess that's how the door got to look like this:
|All cleaned up with freshly painted hardware.|
|I stepped back so you can see most of the little tiny porch.|