Spray-painting screwheadscomments (6) October 29th, 2009 in Blogs, Project Gallery
In response to Emma Kirk's innovative way of painting screw heads (FHB #206, Nov 2009), I'd like to offer the following method which I have used numerous times that I feel is easier and more effective. Instead of using something like a plastic bag, I suggest grabbing a piece of cardboard and pressing the screws right into it before painting. An added benefit in addition to reducing the amnount of time setting up a rig is that the cardboard will actually absorb any overspray, and also pull paint off of the threads by capillary action thus reducing buildup that might cause a mess when replacing the screws at a later time. This same setup can also be used to paint door hardware by threading the screws through the opposite side of the cardboard into the handles or knobs. The hardware will stand upright allowing you to paint the whole part at once rather than painting one side, allowing it to dry and flipping it over to paint the other side.
Design or Plan used: My own design
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