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Spray Painting the Vent Covers

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In the never ending work that is being done to get the condo ready for the rental market on that list came up what to do with the vent covers.  We could either replace the wonderful almond colored vent covers with white ones for $10-$12 a piece :-0 for a total of over $100 for the entire place.  OR spray paint the almond ones white for $6.

How to Spay Paint Vent Covers | Hicks House

Given that option it seemed like a good idea to at least I try to spray paint before throwing another $100+ dollars into the place.  Hey if it doesn’t work, we’re only out $6 and if it does hello savings.

So we bought two cans of this:

White Spray Paint

White Spray Paint

Then Ken got to work cleaning them with a wire brush to make sure they were smooth and there wasn’t any weird things that would show through the paint.

scrubbing the vent with a wire brush

scrubbing the vent with a wire brush

Then we rigged another one of our handy dandy wire drying racks so all sides could be painted without having to flip them over.

hanging the vents from the garage ceiling

hanging the vents from the garage ceiling

Spray away!

Spray away!

Can you see what a nasty color they were? Eeewwwwww See that handle attachment on top of the spray can, that is your best friend if you’re going to tackle a spray paint project. It will seriously save your trigger finger from feeling like it’s going to fall off.

Here is what it looked like freshly sprayed:

fresh coat of white

fresh coat of white

And here it is installed! (Yes you are getting a sneak peak at some white trim too)

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Doesn’t it look brand new?! Not bad for $6 huh? It makes me want to spray paint MORE things. I have already practiced on an old cabinet Ken got to hang in the garage and hold his tool accessories. I also have my eye on an old wooden dresser that the previous condo owners left in the attic. I think with a fresh coat of spray paint and some new knobs it could be the perfect addition to the guest room!

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Author: Danielle

My name is Danielle, I spend the majority of my free time nurturing my love for sewing crafting and decorating. My blog www.hicks-house.com is about the journey to starting a newly married life in our new home. Join us on our journey as we make our house into our home!

6 thoughts on “Spray Painting the Vent Covers

  1. wanted to share …first time i have posted on a pin. THIS WORKED FABULOUSLY! I have had good intention for the last 3 years of replacing my vents…but forget to measure etc. etc. and then when in hardware store am at a loss as to what size and how many…so, last week i bought a can of rustoleum hammerer bronze and sprayed away….WHAT A GREAT IDEA…look better than brand new ones….would recommend this to everyone to try before buying new vents…THANK YOU!

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    • Hi Homer, I’m just using WordPress I haven’t grown large enough to require a separate hosting company as of yet. Hopefully people continue to enjoy my posts as that would be a good problem to have. Then I will be coming to you for advice on hosting!

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