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Has anyone spray-painted a filing cabinet?

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NoHotAshes Sat 20-Jun-09 15:20:29

I have an old filing cabinet which is very useful but rather ugly. I was wondering how I could spruce it up a bit and wondering how to paint it. Has anyone done this and can tell me how to do it?

lalalonglegs Sat 20-Jun-09 20:09:53

Spray painting it will make it look worse, very difficult to get it even. If you are really determined to paint it, use a primer and then paint over in chosen colour with a brush or roller.

Squiz Sat 20-Jun-09 20:33:48

I painted a metal filing cabinet with normal emulsion. Prob B & Q's own which you can use on wall, wood and metal, no primer and it looks absolutely fine.

NoHotAshes Sun 21-Jun-09 18:45:37

I didn't think of just painting it normally for some reason. That sounds like a much better idea!

bloss Sun 21-Jun-09 18:48:39

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moondog Sun 21-Jun-09 18:48:44

Take to a garage-ask them to do it.

Spoo Sun 21-Jun-09 18:50:30

I spray painted a filing cabinet with stone affect spray paint. It looked great although after a few years was not so brilliant. I think you have to do a few layers before it looks good.

icedgemsrock Sun 21-Jun-09 21:11:22

i did in pink with normal paint!
looks great

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