How do I paint a lampshade?

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Bought lamps for son's new house. They arrived and the shades have a green tint. Yuck! I wanted them to be White like they looked online. Can they be spray painted?

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 11, 2019

    Yes but it will block out the light.

    • Marsha Marsha on Oct 11, 2019

      Thanks for the advise. Hadn't thought about the density of the paint hiding the light.

  • J Brown J Brown on Oct 11, 2019

    I have spray painted lampshades, degree of satisfaction depends on what the shade is made from. I have also used watered down paint and done a whitewash effect until I got the color I wanted, again depends on what you have to start with.

    • Marsha Marsha on Oct 11, 2019

      Thanks for the advise. Hadn't thought about the density of the paint hiding the light.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Oct 11, 2019

    Marsha: why not complain to the shipping source/store? You may be able to get them replaced at no charge.

  • Gk Gk on Oct 11, 2019

    Can you return the shades as long as they are not what you want?