How can you paint bathroom wall fixtures?

I have some cheap old light fixtures and I was wondering can you paint them without taking off the wall and if so what kind of paint?

q can you paint bathroom wall fixtures
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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 02, 2018

    Hi Tammy,

    I'm Linda. Is the background mirrored or is it a shiny plastic? Probably the best paint would be a spray paint but the overspray could make a mess unless you cover everything around it. You'd need to remove the light bulbs and completely tape of the sockets then take plastic drop cloths all around above and below the light fixture. You'll also need to have good ventilation to use spray paint. A window and a fan should work but I'd also wear a face mask. I've also read that acrylic enamel will work for mirrors or plastics - especially ones specifically made for plastic. Look around at your local paint stores to see what is available in your area. I hope this helps. Wishing you the best.

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    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 02, 2018

      Merry Christmas, Tammy! LOL

  • Oberlinmom Oberlinmom on Dec 02, 2018

    Everything Linda said above plus you will probably need to sand the shiny off so there is tooth for the paint to grab on.

  • Hi Tammy! I can tell you how to paint that light fixture with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint! :)

    It is super easy to paint with Dixie Belle:

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    • Tammy Nichols Tammy Nichols on Dec 04, 2018

      Oh my goodness thank you so much. I’m 53 and on a tight budget because I can work because my dad has Alzheimer’s and I take care of him.