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How to Paint Polished Brass


Is there a way to successfully paint a polished brass surface? If so what is it?

Virginia Johnson
- Troy, Michigan


February 19, 2009

Hi, Virginia. Brass forms a thin skin of tarnish on it which paint does not stick to very well. The best approach is a Self-Etching Primer [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] which eats its way into the metal.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
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Pine Beach, New Jersey



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