Asked on May 29, 2020

My gazing balls are dull after 2 years how to paint them shiny again

Joy ElizabethKathy RaperSimple Nature Decor


11 answers
  • Mogie
    on May 29, 2020

    If it is actually stainless steel and not painted glass or painted metal, you can polish it up again with Barkeepers Friend and a scratchless scrubby. It makes stainless steel look like new again. I've used it on my stainless clad cooking ware that I bought in 1969 and it still looks like new.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on May 29, 2020

    Clean with white vinegar and spray paint. You can use some of the shinier, reflective paints in the Rustoleum line.

  • Beth
    on May 29, 2020

    Here's a tutorial on cleaning gazing balls:

  • Clean well and then spray them with a lacquer clear coat.

  • William
    on May 29, 2020

    You can spray them with high gloss clear spary paint. High gloss polyurethane. High gloss clear glaze.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on May 30, 2020

    Hi Betsy, sorry your gazing ball is dull, hope this helps you make it beautiful again. How to Paint Gazing Balls | Home Guides | SF Gate

    Because the gazing ball is a sphere, it is best to paint it in two halves. Allow one side to dry before starting on the other side. Make sure the paint is completely dry before attaching the glass ...

  • I suppose it depends on what it's made out general though, I would try cleaning it first, with vinegar and water and then if it's still not where you want it to be, you could consider spraying it with a clear coat, but it may yellow in the sun.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on May 30, 2020

    Whatever clear coat you use, it needs to stick to a very clean surface & be rated for exterior UV exposure.

  • Simple Nature Decor
    on May 31, 2020

    Try to use a solution of vinegar and water

  • Kathy Raper
    on May 31, 2020

    I have used Magic Eraser on several outdoor items and brought back the newness.It has removed buildup from trees and general outdoor elements.

  • Joy Elizabeth
    on Jun 3, 2020

    If they are glass, you might try glass stove top cleaner, it will take any kind of haze off of glass. I am sure an opaque spray paint made for glass would look nice as well!

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