How To Paint On Brass

Painting brass is so simple and inexpensive that you may be tempted to get creative with your various colour schemes.

Painting brass objects will bring a splash of colour and serve to increase the lifespan of the object.

However, at times it can look corroded and thus bring an undesired effect to your home.

Therefore, if you are interested in making the item last longer, you need to paint it.

In this post, you will get to learn how to paint on brass for that long-lasting effect properly.

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The first step is preparation. For this step, you will need the following:
• Metal primer
• Piece of cloth
• Rubbing alcohol

Use the piece of cloth together with the rubbing alcohol to thoroughly clean the brass.

However, it would be best to be keen not to touch it with your bare hands after you have washed it.

That is because you might leave behind fingerprints that will deter the adhesion of the metal primer.

Leave the rubbing alcohol to evaporate, and then proceed to apply the metal primer.

When it comes to applying the primer, I have found the spray primer to be quite helpful in all types of metal.

That is because the application process is smooth.

Thus, set the brass object on an old newspaper and spray the primer. Ensure you apply it in thin layers instead of thick ones.

Let the primer dry out in a well-ventilated place, or you can alternatively wear a face mask.

After the primer is all dried out, you can further smooth out the surface by sanding it with a piece of sandpaper.

You should do this carefully, not to accidentally remove the primer.

Painting process

You can go on and pick any permanent paint that can be used on brass.

Any permanent paint will stick on brass as long as the surface was well prepared.

You can use enamel paint, acrylic paint and latex-based paint on brass.

After picking out the best colour and paint you desire, you can get that paintbrush and start the work.

Of course, you may also use a paint sprayer if you so desire.

However, if you chose to use acrylic paints or any other paints that fall within this category, it is vital to seal the painting to shield it from water and other scratches.

You can use an acrylic spray sealer for this final step.

If you use latex-based paints or enamel paints, these will not require to be sealed.

How Do You Paint On Brass?

Before applying any paint on the brass surface, you must first correctly clean it to improve adhesiveness.

If you skip this step and go right ahead to painting it, it will not produce an excellent finish.

Also, remember to apply the primer in a thin layer and not one thick layer.

That will help it dry faster, and you can finish the painting even sooner.