I've stripped and painted an entry door. What kind of paint should I use to paint the hinges and hardware?

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    Hinge paint is a mixed blessing. Yes it matches, but sooner or later, the paint (or more likely repaint) interferes with the operation. And paint on hinges tends to chip off. Do you really need to paint or could you pick a hinge finish that can work with the door? – bib Aug 23 '13 at 23:33

Spray paint made for metal. Take hardware off to get a professional look.

  • Any particular kind? – pat mills Aug 23 '13 at 21:27
  • I use rustoleum. Just do very light coats and spray a good 8-12 inches away. You can always add more coats. – DMoore Aug 23 '13 at 21:28
  • Need to really clean before spraying for good adhesion. – bib Aug 24 '13 at 1:06

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