One of my favorite things to spray paint are lamps. It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do to an otherwise boring, normal lamp! Or maybe I like them because I get to throw out Anchorman quotes in my blog post?
But you can’t just start spraying, there’s some prep work involved in painting a lamp. You don’t want to ruin the electrical parts or get things sloppy, and you want it to work.
I put together this handy dandy photo tutorial that you can easily pin and store for reference!
when spray painting:
-Leave lots of time between coats, the more time the better.
-If you prime the lamp, it’ll hold up really nicely and the paint will stick well. I skipped this step, because I will probably change the color someday, and I didn’t want extra layers.
-SHAKE WELL!!! I’ll say it again, cause it’s that important. SHAKE WELL!!!!
-Don’t try to cram it all in one coat: long, light sprays are the best. Hold the can farther away to avoid drips!
(Geez, these tips need their own fancy picture… I will get on that!)
A few more things about this project:
-I will only use Shaklee’s Basic H when cleaning. It cleans ANYTHING, it’s safe and all-natural, and since it’s concentrated, very cheap! Works great on dusty lamps.
-I use Frogtape, and love how well it performs. I haven’t had an issue with other brands, but honestly I like this one because it’s green. And has a cute frog. No, they did not pay me to say that. (Yes, I am such a girl.)
-This lamp was bought at a garage sale for $10, the shade is from Target.
-The yellow color is Hubble House Golden Maize by Valspar. While I normally stick to Rustoleum or Krylon spray paint, I will be unloyal for this color. It’s the perfect yellow, and Tatertot Jen also used it on her entry way table here. (thanks for the tip, Jen!!!)
What do YOU love to spray paint?
Favorite brands, colors? Any other questions?
I’d love to make another one of these, so what would you like tips on?
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