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    Changing the color of door knobs

    My wife wants to change all of the door knobs in our house from gold/brass to silver/nickel colored. Without buying all new knobs, hinges, etc. is there any way to change their color? I thought that maybe I could just nickel plate everything but don't know how much that would be. Is there a place that you can take everything and they could dip it all in a vat to get the results that I am wanting?

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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    more than likely anything that you do that involves plating will be more expensive than buying new hardware.

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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Duct tape.

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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Unless you have some really expensive hardware in your home already, you'd be better off just replacing it.

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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    No just go to lowes. They sell spray paint that is metalic. It's really pretty easy to do. They do it on HGTV all the time.
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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Lil is right. They have some really great spray paints that will give you the look that your wife is looking for.
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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Is there no inexpensive place to have it all replated?

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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Not that I have heard of. If you can't by new its much cheaper to to spray
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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerGirl06
    Lil is right. They have some really great spray paints that will give you the look that your wife is looking for.
    I second (or is that third) that. The spray paints that are available right now are amazing. Mrs. V used some kind of fancy schmancy spray paint that looks like brushed aluminum on the hardware on our bedroom suite. It's crazy.

    Oh, and forget about cheap plating. No such thing.
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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    They spray them on shows and they look great while the cameras are on.

    A month later I'll bet they already start looking like crap. Certainly on any knob that gets a lot of usage.

    I'd just buy new ones if you need a different color. But don't let me rain on your parade. Paint them first..........wear the paint off, and then buy new ones. That way you can double your effort and increase the price

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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer.....
    Is there no inexpensive place to have it all replated?
    Mexico?...
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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Quote Originally Posted by sanantoniosooner
    A month later I'll bet they already start looking like crap. Certainly on any knob that gets a lot of usage.
    Hey, I open my underwear drawer almost every other day and the spray job on the knob looks fine.

    Haha, that sentence sorta sounds dirty.
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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

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    Mexico?...
    Yeah, but then your knob would smell like a bean fart.

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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Well I talked to Vic...Founder of Victoria Rice Interiors...and she say's...

    the spray paint would be good if you plan on selling the house quick...but the functionality of the locks and hinges will be compromised. And will probably need replacing soon after they are painted.

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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    The wear and tear, and the oils/acids that you naturally have on your hands will start wearing the paint on any knob that gets consistent usage.

    I personally wouldn't waste my time on it, but whatever.

    I can't afford to do stuff like that because people expect a certain level of quality out of my workmanship and I couldn't stand behind that process with any expectation of longevity.

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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Victoria sounds smart.

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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    well just have your wife polish the nob more often...?
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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Quote Originally Posted by sanantoniosooner
    Victoria sounds smart.
    make your own assumptions...she married me
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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    Quote Originally Posted by sanantoniosooner
    Victoria sounds smart.
    Yes, but then...she married Stu, so...

    I don't even know Stu, prolly shouldn't be hassling him quite yet...
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    Re: Changing the color of door knobs

    YEAH BACK OFF **** hole!
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