Return to the Paint Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Painting outdoor light fixtures...advice needed!

Posted by dazzlemewithcolor (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 2, 09 at 14:24

I want to paint my outdoor light fixtures, which are about 10 years old, good condition, but faded from all the sun it gets. They were originally a dark brown but would like them to match my door hardware which is the oil rubbed bronzed finish (very dark brown to black). What's the best way to go about this? I have seen those spray cans that are for metal and give a hammered finish, or can I use a latex exterior paint?

Thanks


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Painting outdoor light fixtures...advice needed!

Assuming rust is not a problem and the old finish is sticking, just clean well, sand lightly if the existing finish is glossy, paint twice with semi-gloss dark bronze.

If you want to get fancy you can get an antique finish by wiping on a little black after the bronze paint dries.

If the metal is rusting or the existing paint is peeling, that's a little more work


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Paint Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here