My mother-in-law gave us an antique kitchen scale last week.
My plan was to simply spray paint it a different color. But then I lost motivation. My husband picked up that motivation and went all the way. He got a wire brush that attaches to his power drill and sanded off most of the paint. Then he took acetone to it to get off any remaining paint. Then he spray painted it.
In other words, he did a much better job than I ever would have.
Way to go, Stephen!