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Final Trick: For Paint and Clear Coat Finishes

Summary

 

So what's the trick??? It's simple! You can dramatically speed up the drying/curing time of any painted or clear coated hardware by baking them in an oven after you've finished spraying them.  Just put them on foil and back them at about 150 degrees for about 20 minutes.  Then Voila! they are ready to be reinstalled.  

Note: If you don't do this step, you'll need to let them sit over night before handling them.  It's very easy to smudge the finish with your finger prints.

Materials

 

Video One

  • MINS 0:00-END. Baking the Hardware.  After you paint the hardware you can bake it!  Get a little toaster oven or put the pieces in your oven for about 20-30 minutes at a warm to low setting (around 100 - 150℉), and the heat will gently bake the paint onto the hardware to get rid of any residual stickiness.  This process will make the paint super hard.
  • NOTE: For some reason I took two videos on this subject.  Probably because I was sniffling a lot in one of them, lol.  But in the end, I liked both videos, so I just combined them together.  This subject gets presented twice!

 

Video Two

  • MINS 0:00-END. Done Baking.  Here I show you what the hardware looks like when you’ve finished baking it.  After it is baked, you can go right ahead and install it into the window frame and hang the rope, even if you just painted it an hour before, because the baking hardens the paint to its full hardness.
  • NOTE: Although in the videos I show the painting and baking process for the pulleys only, you can certainly use this process for all your hardware, including the window locks, door handles, etc.

 

Are you done now? Move on to the Conclusion / Final Results or go ahead and start reinstalling your finished hardware!