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Vintage Stereo Upcycle

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Do something great for the earth and your wallet! Make something old new again and bring new life to a vintage stereo with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2X.

  1. Prepare piece by sanding with fine grit (220) sandpaper. Remove any dust with a damp rag or tack cloth.
  2. Remove hardware and speakers from the inside.
  3. Place stereo on drop cloth/cardboard on top of an old pallet. Keeping it raised up makes spraying around the bottom of the stereo easier.
  4. Shake primer can well then spray stereo using slow back and forth motions, slightly overlapping for even coverage. The primer allows better paint adhesion and a longer-lasting finish. Allow primer to dry for one hour or 48 hours before applying paint.
  5. Shake Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2X in White Blossom for one minute. Apply paint in the same manner as primer. Recoat within one hour or after 48 hours.
  6. Spray hardware colour of your choice. This project used Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Spray Paint in Gold.
  7. Allow project to dry at least 24 hours before handling and reassembling.
  8. Reassemble hardware and speakers inside stereo.

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