how to spray  paint light fixtures

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uninstall or leave in place?

you can choose to spray paint the fixtures in place or uninstall them — i left mine up

clean your light fixtures to remove all dust and grime,. tape off around the fixture on the ceiling and put down drop cloths or plastic sheeting to protect the area from overspray

01.

prep

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don't skip this step!  prime the light fixture with a clean metal primer, applying in an even coat and let dry

02.

prime 

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apply 2 coats of gold metallic paint. work in thin even coats and let dry between

03.

paint

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optional seal with enamel

if you choose to seal your light fixtures, be sure to use a clear satin enamel paint so you get a metal-like finish with a sheen that looks real

pro tips + video tutorial

check out the blog post for a full video tutorial, pro tips, and links for this project.