Remove door handle to paint - how to?
I have a new condo that has an exterior storage closet. The door handle is awfully faded from the sun & I want to spray paint it back to black to match the entry door just a few feet away.
My problem is I've never removed a door 'handle'. I always had round knobs in the house I just sold. This is the long handle type and it locks with a key.
I've never removed or dealt with anything but a round knob without a lock and also never took one out or installed one with a lock.
Am I thinking over my head or can someone tell me this is not brain surgery and I can do it. I am not afraid to tackle much of anything but I don't want to mess up an outside lock and have to call a locksmith.
I see the two phillips head screws one on top and bottom of the long handle which no doubt remove it but will I mess up the locking mechanism in any way or is putting it back together a no-brainer?
Thank you for your advice.