Floor lights are an incredible method to give lighting to your home.In case you’re hoping to redo an old floor light or you have one that is simply not your essence of shading, revamp it to coordinate with your beautifying style and fit your character. In the event that your light has a grimy or old shade, don’t toss it out. Renovate the lampshade too to set aside cash and make it your own.
Note: Before you start repairing your floor light, ensure it isn’t connected and all lights are eliminated.
Clean the Lamp
Old lamps collect dust and cobwebs. Before you begin refurbishing your floor lamp, remove the lampshade and set it aside. Then, clean the lamp frame thoroughly with a cleansing wipe or a solution of water and vinegar on a rag. Be careful not to get any water or moisture in the light socket.
To clean the lampshade, wipe it down with a slightly damp rag to remove dust and cobwebs.
- If the shade is made of plastic, you can use the same water and vinegar solution you used on the lamp frame.
- If the shade is covered in fabric, use a vacuum to clean thoroughly.
Prep for Painting
Before painting your floor lamp a new color, you must perform the following:
- Cover any light sockets and power plugs with newspaper or painter’s tape. You do not want any paint to get in the mechanical parts of the lamp.
- Sand any wood or metal portions of the lamp frame to remove some of the old paint and prep the surface for the primer and paint.
Tip: Wear a painter’s mask and goggles to prevent any of the sanding dust from getting into your nose, mouth, and eyes.
- Wipe off the frame to remove any of the sanding dust.
Prime and Paint
After you sand the light edge, apply a groundwork and paint in numerous dainty coats. Ensure you select the right sort of groundwork and paint for your light edge. This is particularly significant in case you are painting a wooden light edge.
Apply any groundwork or paint in a very much ventilated region. Ensure you let the paint totally dry prior to assembling everything back. This can require anyplace several hours to expedite. Simply ensure it is at this point not tacky or cheap prior to bringing it back into your home.
Refurbish the Lampshade
While you are waiting for the primer and paint to dry on your lamp frame, start refurbishing the lampshade. You can refurbish a lampshade in the following ways:
- Cover the outside of the shade with fabric
- Apply buttons or other embellishments
- Decoupage paper or wallpaper on the outside of the shade
- Paint on stenciled letters or designs
- Apply ribbons in a variety of patterns
- Cover in gold leaf
Set up It Back
All things considered, the paint has dried, and your shade is prepared for re-gathering, eliminate the painter’s tape and paper covering the light attachments and force plug. Then, at that point, place the shades back on the light and screw in another light (or bulbs).
Your floor light is currently prepared to show in your home.