Do you want to make your saw blade look decorative? Then you should paint your saw blades, but how to do that, are there any short or easy to follow guide? Yes, I have the solution because I’ve shared a comprehensive guide on how to paint saw blades.
So if you’re interested, follow the complete guide until the end because every point is important here to create the best paint on your blade.
How To Paint Saw Blades
Painting on your saw blade is quite simple, but before doing this, make sure you’ve correctly cleaned your blade, and follow the below ten easy ways!
To paint your blade, the first step you should take is to clean the blade with steel wool or sandpaper.
You can use two things to clean it, use 300-grit sandpaper or a pad of steel wool. They will remove all the rust from your blade.
First taking your safety and then use a small amount of dish detergent for additional tough spots or oil on the blade.
Once it has been done, buy a metal primer from your local shop and try to spray the blade with it.
Because primer not only well for protecting your blade from rust, but it also improves stick better.
But before you do that, Make sure you’re using a clean cloth with the primer in a thin layer diagonally on the surface of your blade.
If all goes well, let them dry for 10-15 minutes.
Now in this step, you can use spray paint or a wide paintbrush to coat the blade’s surface.
To make it perfect for painting, you’ll need to work from right to left on the blade and make sure each position is dried thoroughly.
Remember that the background color will depend on your selection, but my recommendation is to use black for darker and white for lighter.
Well, this is the point where you’ll need to make a draw on your blade, but make sure you’re using a smooth pensile to make the draw that you want to paint.
- If you painted the background white, make your draw black and if the painted black, make the draw white, but don’t forget to make the draw simple, make a loose sketch of the primary shapes and forms.
Now it’s time to set your blade in the middle of the sheet so the paint doesn’t get on another surface.
The edges will look near and pure clean once you boost the blade of the sheet.
If you’re looking for a quick-drying medium, I will highly suggest using acrylic because they tend to be less expensive than oil paints, and you can use your paintbrushes with acrylic, which helps you a lot to clean it quickly with water.
But they will be required to clean within 10 minutes of using them. When it comes to buying acrylic, there are a variety of colors to choose from, so choose black and white so you are able to mix different values.
I will suggest you paint your blade with oils because it will help you a lot for a long time and give you more control over when you can mix colors.
But it will take up to a week to dry thoroughly.
By keeping your background fuzzy, start drawing from light colors to darker shades. As you paint closer to the foreground, draw more details to your painting.
The above seven steps are enough for you to understand how to start your paint on your saw blade, but now I’m going to give you some steps to complete the painting process correctly.
If you use oils to draw over your blade, it will take up to 1 week to completely dry, and if you use acrylic, you have to leave it to dry for 24 hours.
To protect your paint and keep it long-lasting, you can spray a UV-protectant varnish, and it will mainly help protect your paint from the sun by reflecting the light and perpetuate the colors.
Okay, if you’re confident that you have followed all the steps carefully, now you can see the final result of your hard work. If everything goes well, I think your painted saw blade is ready to hang on your wall.
To securely hang your art on your wall, you can use a stud finder to a secure place.
So, that was the complete process of painting on a saw blade, I hope you enjoyed the entire article, and now you can make your design yourself.
At the ending moment of How To Paint Saw Blades, you should always clean your blade before making any art!
Painting on a saw blade is an enjoyable thing, so if you’re looking for a complete guide on how to paint saw blades, this is the guide with some useful tips!
Hi, I’m Mark, a Craftsman who Loves to play with tools. I also love to share my craftsmanship experiences; for that particular reason, I created Vinosalrio, where I write about tools like saw, saw blades and how these works and their uses.