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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?


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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

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