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Can brass plated lamps be painted?

I have brass plated lamps that I still like but need help. Can they be painted? If so, how?

  • Fiddledd224
    Fiddledd224 Sewell, NJ
    on Feb 12, 2018

    Yes you can! They make spray paint in other metallics specifically for this type of project. You can buy them in any large home improvement store. Take a photo to them and ask for their suggestion on product..

  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82 United Kingdom
    on Feb 12, 2018

    DIY or Craft Centre - Paint for Brass

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    on Feb 12, 2018

    Remove the lampshade, clean off the brass, spray paint them with Rustoleum 2X for metal, giving them two lights coats allowing each to dry in-between

  • Sal85902
    Sal85902
    on Feb 12, 2018

    Yes they can. Wash well with TSP. Then use a spray paint made for metal.

  • Eve Moore Kiser
    Eve Moore Kiser Knoxville, TN
    on Feb 13, 2018

    Yes you can I added a picture for you to see...hope this helps

    These are brass lamps I painted with chalk paint and made candle holders

    These are brass lamps I painted with chalk paint and made candle holders

  • Karencrutch
    Karencrutch
    on Feb 13, 2018

    I just cleaned mine with rubbing alcohol and gave it a coat of flat black spray paint (don't recall the brand, something cheap I'm sure) and a coat of clear sealer, it's held up well for years. I would be careful of the sheen you use, gloss spray can make things look cheap and shiny. I find it's better to use a flat paint and then a semi-gloss sealer on top.

  • Lainenmike
    Lainenmike
    on Feb 13, 2018

    Yes you can, I scuffed mine up a bit to help the paint adhere to it.. I used a metal spray paint and it worked wel. Then I went off on a spree and painted the fireplace set that had started to tarnish and even some dried weeds ( I have had so many comments on them 😄 ) you can paint nearly anything!

  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S. Wilmington, DE
    on Feb 13, 2018

    I had a floor lamp that had seen better days. IT was really heavy and I liked it. I wipes mine down well. Taped off the off/on. Removed shade. I then sprayed with gold spray paint. Turned out great.

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