If you have vent covers that look like this in your house, I have the perfect, almost no-cost solution for you! :) That will make people think you bought brand new vent covers.
I actually did this project quite a while ago, but haven’t it shared it here. I was mostly frustrated with this one vent cover in the kitchen that had definitely seen better days. We had new tile put in, but this vent cover was disgusting. The finish was chipping off and it was rusty on the side. I honestly thought I was going to have to replace it. But I figured I could try some spray paint first just to see if it solved the problem.
So I removed all the floor vent covers from the bottom level of the house, scrubbed the dust and grime off in the sink, and let them dry.
Then I took them outside to begin spray painting. (I was also in the process of spray painting this light fixture that I installed in our entryway.) I did several light coats of Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint from all angles. It covered the vent covers beautifully!
While they were drying, I took the opportunity to vacuum out all the vents! Yuck! I think these hadn’t been cleaned out since the house was built!
So now for some before and after pictures! You honestly cannot tell that these vent covers are NOT brand new. And I did this over a year ago and they are all still holding up great – no chips, nothing, even with vacuuming and mopping around them frequently.
Remember that nasty vent cover in the kitchen?
Here’s the after! Soooo much better!
And here’s the rest of the vent covers downstairs…
Kitchen vent cover #2 – before and after.
Living room vent cover #1 – before and after.
Living room vent cover #2 – before and after. So much better! Even Casper agrees
So if you are looking to do some simple upgrades – clean off those vent covers and give them a coat of spray paint! This is a great upgrade project to do if you are planning on selling your home too to make it more appealing to buyers.
Do you have some vent covers who could need some updating? Or have you ever spray painted your vent covers?
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