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How To Paint A Metal Bed Frame

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  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 1 hour

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Bring a B&B look to your room with a fresh coat of spray paint on an old metal bed frame for a beautiful, vintage look. Find a bed frame at a thrift store or curbside and make it new again! 

Make sure your bed frame is clean and dry.

Over a drop cloth, shake can vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Slide off the red safety clip from the trigger.  Start spraying in a steady back-and forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Keep the can the same distance from the surface and in motion while spraying.

Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart. For best results, apply several light coats versus one heavy coat.

Allow the paint to dry thoroughly for approximately 1 hour before handling the frame and 24 hours before full use.