Easy Restored Metal Filing Cabinet
How are some old metal filing cabinets restored? Follow these tips. In this type of metal accessories, the most common problems, caused by the passage of time, are usually scratches, paint chips and rust, in addition to a loose piece such as wheels, knobs, handles or locks. In these flaws is in which we will have to focus. Since we will work with sandpapers and spray paints, the ideal is to take the file cabinet to an outdoor or well-ventilated surface and protect the floor under the furniture before work.
The first step is to disassemble the filing cabinet by unscrewing the door and removing all the drawers, leaving all the independent pieces. Once the filing cabinet, its drawers and its doors have been sanded, we will have to apply a coat of deoxidizing product to protect the metal filing cabinet of this element. Let it dry for three hours and then remove any latch, knob or lock that you do not want to paint.
Use a metal paint of the color you want spray, it is easier to apply. Surely you will need two or three hands to achieve a perfect result. I recommend red or metallic gray and you will achieve a very modern and modern industrial style. You can also paint metal filing cabinet by imitating rust to promote an older aesthetic without damaging the furniture.