What are some tips for painting brass?


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Some tips for painting brass would include roughing the surface up with methylated spirits mixed with sand and applying a red oxide primer. Both of these steps help make the surface more smooth and gives the paint something to adhere to.

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Another tip for painting brass is to first clean the surface with thinner. This helps to remove not only dust and debris that may ruin a paint job, but also removes the lacquer that many modern brass fixtures are coated in. Additionally, you should always first apply a thin coating of paint, called a basecoat, and wait for that to dry before applying the main coat of paint.

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