How To Paint A Bike
If your bike is looking a bit drab lately, you may be wondering how to paint a bike. Painting a bike can be done to prevent rust from forming on a low quality frame or just to change the color. Whatever the reason you are painting the bike, follow these simple steps to paint a bike and achieve a nice finish.
- sand paper, if necessary
- tools to remove bike screws
- half pint of paint
- paint brush
- Choose your paint. If you are planning to paint a bike with rust spots, choose a paint that is designed for rusty areas. There are both paints and primers that are available for this. If you are just planning to paint a bike a different color, then choose any type of durable paint.
- Disassemble the bike frame. This will allow to to get paint onto all the small areas while you paint the bike.
- Sand any rusty areas. Use the sand paper to rub off any rust that may protrude from the bike's frame. If the rust is not smoothed out when you paint the bike, the paint will not appear smooth.
- Paint the bike, using the paint brush. Begin to paint the frame of the bike. Apply a thin first coat. If the color is not dark enough, apply another coat after the first coat had dried.
When you paint a bike yourself, it will not have the same finish as it once did. If you want to get a high gloss professional finish, you will need to have a professional paint the bike. A bike shop will have the tools to paint the bike electrostatically. This will give you the look of a new bike. Although by painting the bike yourself, you will save considerable money over having a professional paint the bike.