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Bronze Bookends After
  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 1 hour

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Universal Metallic Spray Paint in Satin Bronze
    • Metal Bookends
    • Kraft Paper, Plastic or Drop Cloth
    • Gloves

Metallics denote warmth and wealth. Why not add a little to your living space on a pair of bookends? Find some at a thrift store, or use what you already own and brighten them with Universal Metallic spray paint in Satin Bronze. 

Before you begin, spread a drop cloth, Kraft paper or plastic on the floor and surrounding area.

Shake the spray can vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Once you're ready, hold the spray paint can upright 8-12” from surface of your item and apply it in a steady back-and forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Keep the can the same distance from the surface and in motion while in use.

Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart for best results. The paint will be dry to touch in 30 minutes, to handle in 1 hour, and is fully dry in 24 hours. Recoat within 1 hour or after 48 hours.