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Old 03-23-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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Hi!Our bread box is looking dull.. beige metal no pizzazz!What are the steps to painting a metal box that already has paint on it?The original paint from when we bought it years ago.Do I need to take the paint off?Sand it?Prime it?
I'd prefer to spray paint it so what's the best product to use in this case?
I'd like to maybe paint some little designs on it too any ideas are welcome pics are good too.I know some DIYs have great ideas and although I'm crafty I'm not artistic.Could I glue some glass mosaic directy on the bread box and could I do it even after I've spray painted it.What kind of glue should I use?I really want to change to look at this thing I can't stand it anymore.

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Old 03-23-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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Got a picture of it for better suggestions?
Clean it, lightly sand just enough to give the paint something to bond to, wipe it down again and spray it with just about any spray paint.
One simple way to "dress" it up would be to use some simple decals on it, or you could use some stencils to make a design.

Here's just a sample of what I'm talking about. There's hundreds of companys that sell them.
http://www.designerstencils.com/default.aspx

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I like vintage bread boxes. Just googled "photos of vintage bread boxes" and got several designs. The word "bread" on the front seemed popular. One I liked had a small flower decal (maybe stencil) on the front.
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If cost is an issue....ignore me....

If it's vintage and you plan to keep it for a long time.....I would powder coat it. That will give you the strongest most durable coating you can ask for. Powder coating places will strip it, paint and bake it for you....but expect to pay $50-100
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Got a picture of it for better suggestions?
Clean it, lightly sand just enough to give the paint something to bond to, wipe it down again and spray it with just about any spray paint.
One simple way to "dress" it up would be to use some simple decals on it, or you could use some stencils to make a design.

Here's just a sample of what I'm talking about. There's hundreds of companys that sell them.
http://www.designerstencils.com/default.aspx
That's a good idea I forgot about stencils thanks!
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If cost is an issue....ignore me....

If it's vintage and you plan to keep it for a long time.....I would powder coat it. That will give you the strongest most durable coating you can ask for. Powder coating places will strip it, paint and bake it for you....but expect to pay $50-100
You're funny! I actually like your idea but as you say it's a bit expensive.If the shape of the box was nicer I might have considered it.I'll keep your idea in mind for another projet... a filing cabinet.I didn't know about powder coating so I'll look into it costs and all.Thanks for your input!

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