• Hometalker
  • Pearce, AZ
Asked on May 20, 2017

Can a lampshade be painted with latex or chalk pain?

Dana BaierMarcie


3 answers
  • Marcie
    on May 20, 2017

    Yes! Actually, you can paint almost anything. The lampshade might take a coat or two - I think it might absorb and be blotchy the first coat. Depending
    on what the material of the lampshade is. But have fun! Paint away!
  • Dana Baier
    on May 20, 2017

    I would think it would depend on the material the shade is made of. If it is a fabric lamp shade you may need a sealer first before applying any paint. Otherwise, I'm not sure why you couldn't use a latex or chalk paint.
  • Dana Baier
    on May 21, 2017

    I've never painted a lampshade of any kind however, if it's fabric, I would look at spraying with some kind of sealer first so you get an even coverage. You could do a search for "fabric sealer" on the internet or even this site just to see what's recommended. Once you've done that , I think you could safely use whatever paint you want! Have fun!
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