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Easy way to add metallic finish to furniture

Here's an easy and affordable way to use Rust-Oleum Universal metallic spray paint to update or add a metallic finish to furniture.


Your local Builders Warehouse stocks the full range of Rust-Oleum spray paint products, and you can use the Rust-Oleum Universal metallic range - in this case Pure Silver - to dress up furniture and give it a trendy metallic finish.


Piece of furniture, lightly sanded with 180-grit sandpaper and wiped clean

Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint in your choice of metallic finish

Self-adhesive vinyl (buy at pick 'n Pay)

Craft knife

Newspaper or drop cloth







Before you spray paint any furniture, remove the hardware and give the surface a light sanding with 180-grit sandpaper. Wipe this clean to remove all traces of dust.

Set up a spot outdoors or in a garage where you can put down newspaper or drop cloth to protect surfaces from overspray.

1. Use a large plate or circular template and craft knife to cut out a full circle, then cut this in half. Place one half on each door, making sure that they line up to make a complete circle. Use masking tape and newspaper to cover up any other areas not being painted.

2. Shake the can of Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint well - for at least a minute. Hold the can about 30cm away from the surface of the project and apply a light, even coat with strokes from side to side. Allow each stroke of paint to slightly overlap the previous stroke. Allow the first coat to dry before applying a second coat.


3. After an hour or two you can gently peel away the vinyl circle to reveal the wood underneath.

4. Add new knobs to the piece to complete the look.