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How to paint a metal lunchbox

Paint a Metal Lunchbox

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Gather supplies.

Gather supplies.

Using painters tape, cover any piece you don't want painted.  I covered the handle in this picture, but eventually took the tape off and painted the handle also.

Using painters tape, cover any piece you don't want painted. I covered the handle in this picture, but eventually took the tape off and painted the handle also.

In well ventilated area, put down a drop cloth.  Using even 'strokes' spray box.  Let dry.  I think I did three coats on these boxes.  I wanted a good strong coverage.  Let dry throughly between coats

In well ventilated area, put down a drop cloth. Using even 'strokes' spray box. Let dry. I think I did three coats on these boxes. I wanted a good strong coverage. Let dry throughly between coats

I chose flat black color for my boxes, for a retro lunchbox look.  You can use any color,  just be sure to use specific paint for metal.

I chose flat black color for my boxes, for a retro lunchbox look. You can use any color, just be sure to use specific paint for metal.

I was going to a Rosie the Riveter event and these newly painted boxes were perfect to hold a snack and essentials!

I was going to a Rosie the Riveter event and these newly painted boxes were perfect to hold a snack and essentials!

  • Metal lunchbox
  • Painters tape
  • Rust-Oleum Flat Protective Enamel