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Paint Your Drum Kit With Rustoleum Brand Spray Paint

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Give your old dirty mix-matched drum kit a new look with a few cans of spray paint.
 
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Step 1: 1. Get your drums

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The drum kit I have was black and brown and a couple different brands. It looked like it matched but was not nice to look at and dirty as hell.

Step 2: 2. Take it apart

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Take all the rims , hardware, and heads off the drums. Unscrew all hardware and keep the accompanying screws in labeled bags, envelopes, etc. so nothing is lost.

Step 3: 3. Clean it up

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Strip all drums of their hardware and clean as much as possible with soap, water and a rag or sponge.This is a naked cleaned bass drum.

Step 4: 4. Prime the Hardware

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I took all of the hardware from the rack from the hi tom and screwed each piece onto a piece of cardboard and taped off all the holes where the lugs would enter so no primer and paint could enter these areas. I used one piece of cardboard for each drum because I did them at different times.
Prime away!

Step 5: 5. Start Painting

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After priming paint with your desired color. This is Sunshine Red.

Step 6: 6. More painting

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You will prime and paint the rims in the same fashion of course but will not need to screw them to any surface since you are painting the entire object.

Step 7: 7. Tom Time

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The toms have a plastic shell on them so I purchased Rustoleum plastic spray paint in Safety Green. These will not need to be primed before painting. I taped the inside where the holes for the hardware go through so no paint would go inside the drum.

Step 8: 8. Clear coat

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Before screwing everything together I hit everything with quit a few hits of clear coat to prevent some scratches. Doesn't make it impenetrable, but helps for the little things.

Step 9: 9. Re-assemble

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Screw everything back together. White drum heads are always the nicest and classiest.

Step 10: 10. Rock & Roll

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Boo-ya.

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oh17krupa10 months ago
Would it work on a steel shell?