Metal work area lights give lighting to your home, but on the other hand they’re ageless home accents that can undoubtedly be renovated to fit a room’s style. They give just the perfect measure of lighting without lighting up the entire room.
On the off chance that you have an old metal work area light that necessities refreshing or you’ve gotten a pre-owned one that has a touch of mileage, restore your light with another layer of paint. Pick a brilliant and dynamic tone to make your light a complement piece to a room or pick an impartial shading to mix in with any current stylistic layout.
- 2 in 1 spray primer/paint (provides the best coverage)
- Painter’s tape
Prep the Old Metal Desk Lamp
- Before you paint the lamp, wipe off the surface with a rag to remove any dust. Don’t use a dusting polish or oil since they can cause the paint not to stick properly.
- If there is any sticky residue or a heavy coat of dust on the lamp’s surface, dampen the rag with a gentle cleanser and water and wipe the area until it is clean — Re-Wipe with a dry rag or paper towel to remove the cleanser and water.
- Make sure the lamp is completely dry before continuing with the refurbishing process.
- After you’ve cleaned the lamp, tape off any sections you don’t want to be painted. This should include the electrical outlet and any other electrical components, such as the light socket or switch.
- Use newspaper to cover larger areas and use painter’s tape to tape down the newspaper.
Paint the Lamp
- Take your lamp outside or to another well-ventilated area, such as a patio or garage with the garage door open. Lay down newspaper or a drop cloth to protect any flooring or other surfaces.
- Place the lamp in an upright position and begin applying the primer/paint spray. Apply the primer/paint in thin, light coats. This may take some time, but it will give you a smoother finish and prevent the paint from running or bubbling.
- Tip: Wait 15-30 minutes between each coat to speed up the overall drying process and to help further prevent the paint from running or bubbling.
- Let the paint completely dry. This can take overnight or longer. For best results, carefully bring the lamp indoors or in an area protected from the outside elements. If the paint is still sticky or tacky the next day, let the lamp dry for an additional day.
After the light is totally dry, delicately eliminate any paper and painter’s tape. Ensure there is no wet paint or bits of painter’s tape in any of the electrical segments or on the attachment. Continuously use alert and be cautious when working with electric things. Screw in a light and check to ensure the light works effectively. Then, at that point, place your preferred light in a room to add extra lighting.