We bought our house brand new, straight from the builder. Apparently the painters our builder used didn't waste their time surfing Pinterest. Otherwise they would have known about this clever little trick! Granted, our house is 5 years old now and pinterest or the post from UglyDucklingHouse didn't exist, but hey, these were professional painters people! Anyhow, in case you are painting doors (or hiring someone to do so) please share this tip!
Anyhow, our interior doors for the most part were done correctly. The painters had painted over the hinges on our back door, front door, and the door going to the garage. Here are a few pics of their stellar job.
Please notice the beadboard wall I'm building next to it. Blood, sweat and tears--It will be shared in the next few days.
Are those not the most awesome WHITE hinges Ever???
Here's the thing. We paid for those brushed nickel hinges. And brushed nickel hinges ye shall have!
Here's what you need:
I found this solution online a year or two ago, and sadly I don't remember the source. I've modified it a bit, but the main supply is the same:
1. Magic Eraser (the original works better), I'm using another brand cause I had it on hand
2. Pampered chef plastic scraper. You can buy them separately or they come with a stone purchase. Great, because they don't scratch!
3. Toothpicks (for getting in those tiny creases)
4. A beverage. Mine is of the adult persuasion, so I cropped it out.
5. ELBOW GREASE! Get ready for a bunch of scrubbing! I also kept a bucket next to me to rinse the eraser out.
Much better, huh? It looks like a few specks remain, but that is actually the flash off my camera reflecting in the awesome brushed nickel finish.
Hope this helps somebody else out!
You'll get better pics of the finished hinges when the finished wall pics go up!