Here’s a little secret: old filing cabinets can store more than old files. In fact, they’re perfect for keeping track of shovels, rakes and sports equipment. Flip the cabinet on its side, spray on a few coats of Krylon® Fusion All-In-One®, and before you know it, you’ll have a garage organizer that’s both fun and functional.
Set up a spray paint area by covering your workspace with a drop cloth. Make sure that the space is well-ventilated. Before beginning your project, read the Krylon® label for safety and application instructions, and follow them accordingly.
Step 2: Take it Apart
Remove the drawers from the filing cabinet, creating empty cavities.
Step 3: Prepare Surface
Use the sandpaper to lightly score the filing cabinet. This removes dirt and rust and helps the paint adhere to the cabinet’s surface. Once you’re finished, wipe off any excess dirt or grime with a damp rag.
Step 4: Shake
Shake the can of Krylon® Fusion All-In-One® Gloss Popsicle Orange thoroughly, for at least two minutes.
Step 5: Spray
Spray the filing cabinet. For best results, apply light, even coats in a sweeping motion with slight overlap, starting and ending each stroke off the cabinet’s surface.
Step 6: Assemble
Once the final coat of paint is completely dry, place your yard tools and sports equipment inside the empty cavities. Look at all that space!
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