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How to Paint Old Serving Dishes

How to Paint Your Old Serving Dishes
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I go to alot of estate sales and auctions and there is always a box of metal trays and serving dishes, collecting dust in a corner, and just waiting for someone to take them home.  Very rarely are they silver, especially with today's silver prices.
When you buy these pieces, make sure you clean them first. You do not want old food residue combining with your paint. You then need a good metal primer. You can get this in any big box store or hardware store. Most of the time I also use spray paint on these pieces but lately I have been using latex paint. I think the latex has a better look to it. Make sure if you decide to use spray paint you use the same brand as your primer. More times than not when you mix brands they just don't go well together. The paint will crackle and not in a good way. Once it is painted, I use enamel paint which adheres better to the metal for my artwork. I then use semi gloss polyurethane. This seals the piece so that you can wipe it with a sponge. The sugar and creamer you can still use. The metal trays you can best use for jewelry, change, keys. The teapots are water worthy, like for a vase or serving, but you can't heat them up. The cake plates are great for serving. They are still silver on the inside and can easily be washed and usually have a glass serving plate. I have also done butter dishes. The ones that are best are the ones with the glass insert so that the butter just sits on the glass and you don't have to worry about the butter sitting on the paint. Have fun. You can paint these pieces fun colors to add a pop of color to your kitchen or some artwork to your dining room.
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Cake Plate with glass serving dish
Cake plate with glass serving dish

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Cake Plate with glass serving dish
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Tea Kettle with Gingerbread Men
Tea Kettle with Gingerbread Men
Serving Tray
Serving Dish

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Sugar and Creamer
Sugar and Creamer

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Assortment of Trays
Assortment of Trays

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