10:00AM | 12/04/02
Member Since: 12/03/02
2 lifetime posts
We have walnut cabinets in our kitchen and ugly cream colored hinges and knobs. I plan on replacing the knobs but I would rather not replace the hinges because there is over 100 to do so. Can I paint or stain over the hinges so that it blends in with the cabinets? How should I go about this?


01:08AM | 12/05/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would not paint over them as with the opening and closing the paint will chip and flake off and not look good at all.
Just bite the bullet and buy new ones.


03:44AM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 11/19/02
59 lifetime posts
My wife and I recently refinished our cabinets and hinges in our '50s era ranch.

The hinges were originally gold. My wife took the hinges, wire brushed them to clean off any residual crap, and gave them a couple of light coats of rustoleum gray primer. after they had dried for a day, she made sure that they were completely covered with the primer and sprayed them with the new rustoleum stainless steel finish paint. They came out great. I was very surprised to say the least.

And they haven't chipped or flaked from use at all. I would have thought that would be a problem, but it hasn't been.

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