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Spray paint is popular because it’s quick and easy to apply, and it dries really fast. You can paint almost anything with spray paint, but it’s particularly useful for painting small fasteners, screws, hooks, and pieces of hardware that would be difficult to paint any other way. Here’s how: Get a piece of cardboard and poke in the fasteners. Then hold the cardboard in front of a cardboard box, to catch any overspray. Spray paint the fasteners. To spray paint hardware — hinges, latches, braces, and brackets — use a bent piece of wire. Slip the hardware item onto the wire, then hold it in front of the box and spray. And if you cut the wire long enough, your hand is clear out of the painting zone, so you don’t have to worry about getting paint on you. Now, just hang it from a chain overhead.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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