Spray painting the face of a drawer can be tricky and messy.
When unwanted paint gets on the inside or sides of a drawer, it looks sloppy and may even hinder a smooth glide. In a perfect scenario, 100% coverage would be achieved by leaving the drawers IN the furniture while spray painting the entire piece. If only it were that easy, right?
I don’t know about you, but in MY reality, I often need to take the drawers out, then spray paint them separately to get the perfect coverage.
Here’s my quick & dirty way to keep drawers clean while spray painting.
To protect my drawers while spraying, I use a fitted sheet. Yup, an old ugly fitted sheet. If you’re anything like me, you probably own a ton of them. Mismatched sizes, outdated colours and patterns… all living a lonely existence in the back of your linen closet. If your linen closet is Martha Stewart perfect:
a) we can`t be friends any more
b) no worries… fitted sheets are readily available at garage sales or thrift stores for .99 cents!
Here’s how I spray ONLY the front of a drawer~
I set up my drawers side by side or stack them one on top of another so the entire face is exposed.
Then I wrap the fitted sheet around the parts of the drawers I DO NOT want spray painted.
The elastic on the fitted sheet makes it easy to wrap around the drawer corners.
Tuck the sheet under, and the weight of the drawers holds it in place. In this case, I had 2 short drawers and 2 tall, so a little bit of painters tape came in handy.
The sheet can be used over and over again. I always give it a good shake in-between uses to ensure no particle dust messes up my next project.
Do you have any tips and tricks for spray painting drawers… chime in because I’d love to hear them!
Wishing you the best day,