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Old 09-01-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: WA
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I bought a brass plated headboard, and it has some scratches in it. Can I refinish it?? Thanks
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: huntington beach
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Yes you can by using a (E.S.P) and an enamel paint would work but I would recommend buffing it first and see do you like the finish............

Hope this helps!!!
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Most brass plated items are treated with a clear lacquer- to retain the "bright" finish. If the brass has become discolored/tarnished were the scratches are, you may be able to polish the area to bring back the "bright". The area would then need to be cleaned with a solvent (to remove the polish residue) and then resprayed with clear lacquer.
However, if the brass itself has been damaged your only alternative is to have it replated and finished.
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: WA
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Default refinishing brass plate

Thank you for your suggestions. I'll try it.
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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But what if you have something which is brass and you want to paint it? Brass was so in many years ago and I have alot of it. Now I don't like it so much and want to pain it. Any suggestions? Many thanks.
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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But what if you have something which is brass and you want to paint it? Brass was so in many years ago and I have alot of it. Now I don't like it so much and want to pain it. Any suggestions? Many thanks.
Just need to sand and prep it, prime and paint.
Why not sell it and buy wrought iron? They have some nice bed frames in Aluminum availble painted.
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I'd spray it with gray primer, and then with some other type of paint. Are you thinking some other metallic?

This leads to another question: while I would try using a plain spray can of paint, if you own an air compressor, you might look into a spray head that gives you a "finer mist".
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