How To Paint Lockers–{Roadkill Rescue}

I found these lockers on the side of the road last March.   Two middle school boys were carrying them to the curb when I drove by.   I did a sudden stop and asked if they were throwing them out.   When they replied with a yes I begged them to put them back in their garage and I would come back with my husband to get them. ROADKIL RESCUE HERO!

They were in pretty good shape but they had some rust spots and definitely needed to be painted.   Well…they sat in our garage until last week just taking up space.   Then I painted them with the new Dual Paint by Krylon and they look brand new.

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Krylon sent me a case of their new Dual Paint to try out.   Krylon boasts that their new Dual Spray Paint is an all-in-one paint with a built-in primer inside.   So there is no need for the two steps of priming and them painting.   I will have to admit I was a little leery.   I am always skeptical about shortcuts.   But I decided to give it a try…after all…who can resist free spray paint? {giggle}

Here is what the lockers looked like prior to paint.   They were a putty colored before.

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I prepped the surface really well by scrubbing the lockers with soap and water and then lightly sanded the glossy surface with a 3M sanding sponge and then I sprayed away…and sprayed…and sprayed with Classic Gray.


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After 4 1/2 cans of the Dual Paint I had some pretty brand new looking lockers.

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The lockers were missing their number plates.   So I called the nice people up at Lyons Lockers and asked if they would send me some new numbers and they sent them numbers 1-3 free of charge to me.   I super glued those in place, and it gave it that finished look.



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