Lampshade paint

anitamoNovember 20, 2012

http://www.pier1.com/Metropol-Floor-Lamp/2377110,default,pd.html?cgid=floor_lamps

Do you think this shade can be painted in white? If so, what type of paint should be used? I love the base, just not crazy about the beige lampshade. Thank you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lampshade

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callie25

I've asked myself the same thing as I have lampshades I want to replace (but I can't think of a paint that you could use...to me it would block out more of the light you want.) Maybe someone can suggest a great source for lampshades?

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 6:44AM
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ratherbesewing

I would cover it in fabric-there are plenty of tutorials out there and it's not very difficult.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 7:34AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I don't think it would paint well as it has a nubby texture....if you want it white, you could try bleaching it and see what happens...I mean if you don't like it anyway, why not. If that doesn't work, you can always recover it.

I have painted lamp shades before, but the parchment type, not fabric....

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 7:40AM
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cearbhaill

I would try a spray paint.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 7:49AM
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Elraes Miller

Peroxide instead of bleach. It works for me. Try just a bit on the inside edge, results will depend upon the fabric. If not, covering the shade would be my rec as suggested above. Or a new shade since you really like the lamp.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 8:51AM
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anitamo

Thanks for the help everyone. I just bought it yesterday and I can still return it, but fell in love with the base. I thought the shade color would blend better in the room. I hate to spend more money on it by getting a new shade at this point. So back to square one with looking for a modern floor lamp.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 12:19PM
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terriks

I wouldn't try to paint it. It would be very difficult to get the paint on evenly. And a blotchy paint job would look really bad when the light is on. The peroxide might work, but a new lampshade would be the best.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 12:33PM
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