How to paint old and antique telephones and typewriters? Before that, why should we paint them? Well, we don’t really need to, but look at these lovely, pretty things. Don’t they look great and well made over? So, if you think that they suit to your house and your decoration style, get one pair and paint them.
If you’re lucky enough to find these old objects in your aunt’s storage locker or at your local market, grab them quickly. Now, it’s time to take the telephone or typewriter, whichever you’re working on it, to pieces and start to paint.
How to paint antique phones and typewriters?
The first thing you need is some courage. Believe us, you can solve the rest. Of course, you’ll need some brushes and paint and varnish… But still, the most important material is courage.
- First, take the device into pieces and clean them as much as possible. If it is the phone, you can wash and dry the pieces. You won’t really use the thing, after all. But if it is the typewriter you’re working on, you may not want to soak it in the water since you can actually use it to write something, maybe for writing your next novel.
- After cleaning, you may rub the phone with a piece of sandpaper.
- Now, time to paint. But slightly before that, you may want to use a primer medium. It makes the paint look better and stay so much longer. It’s something like this.
- Where were we? Yes, painting. You may use the acrylic paint and thin brushes or maybe, using a spray paint is your thing. It’s better with some tiny pieces and details.
- You need to paint at least 2 or 3 layers. Always wait a few hours before painting the next layer.
- If you use a sponge brush, apply it with soft strokes. If you use a classic brush, pick a soft one and brush it in the same direction.
- You can write the numbers and letters with a very thin brush or maybe a permanent marker.
- You can mix the colours if you use acrylic paints. Baby pink, powder blue, mint green would be great choices as you can see.
- You may want to use spray varnish. You must apply it outside and still use a mask. Do not inhale the staff. Wait for a day.
Well, what do you think?