Problem----painting cabinet hinges?
We've decided to do a low-budget remodel in our kitchen, which basically means we're painting our existing cabinets. We originally had planned to buy all new hardware, but after a lengthy process of trial and error, I think we've finally realized the kind of hinges that fit our cabinets just aren't made anymore. Every new hinge type we've tried seems to leave a significant gap between the cabinet door and the framing.
OK--on to Plan B.
Plan B is to clean up our existing chrome hinges and paint them with a metallic oil-rubbed bronze paint, to match the new cabinets knobs & pulls we selected. As of today, the hinges have all been thoroughly cleaned with a 50% mixture of vinegar and water. We also are priming them with a Rustoleum spray-primer.
We've now painted two test hinges with both primer and the Rustoleum oil-rubbed bronze paint. The primer went on smoothly and evenly, and we allowed both hinges to dry for at least a day after priming. Here's the problem--in both cases, when we sprayed on the actual paint, it began to bubble significantly within seconds.
Has anyone else ever had this problem? I have absolutely no idea why the paint would be bubbling or how to prevent it. Both of the test hinges had a small amount of rust on them--could this be the problem? Are we using the wrong kind of paint? Could it be residue from the vinegar?