How Do You Paint An Antique Sewing Machine?
Many do-it-yourselfers love to attack seemingly hopeless projects. One such project is the act of breathing new life into antique items with a brand new coat of paint. Many are surprised to learn that almost anything can be painted as long as you know the correct preparation techniques that promote adhesion. Unfortunately, many amateurs just don’t understand how important preparation is to a lasting finish. This is especially true when working with metallic surfaces. If you’d like to paint an antique sewing machine, you need to know the proper preparation techniques or you may end up with chipping and peeling. Work outdoors if possible. Open windows to provide adequate ventilation if you are working indoors. Spread out the heavy-duty fabric drop cloth and place the antique sewing machine on top. Apply blue painter’s tape to any areas of the antique sewing machine you do not want painted. Apply mineral spirits to a dry rag. Use the rag to clean the antique sewing machine thoroughly. All