How to paint this metal light?

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I want to paint this metal light. Should I spray it? How do I prepare the metal before painting?

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  • Tcooper9 Tcooper9 on Jul 08, 2018
    Give it a good wipe down with a degreaser (I like Mean Green, it’s cheap and works great), scuff with a green scrubby or light steel wool, dust off then select a spray paint for metal. Or use a metal spray primer and a color of your choice. I’ve updated light fixtures, door and cabinet knobs...this way. Have fun.

  • Joy Joy on Jul 08, 2018

    Thanks! I have Mean Green. I am going to do exactly like you wrote. Yes, I will have fun!

  • Joy Joy on Jul 08, 2018

    Thanks so much!

  • Blondie8552 Blondie8552 on Jul 09, 2018
    I agree clean it and then spray paint light coats to avoid drips.

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Jul 09, 2018

    the new rustoleum metallics are fantastic !!!!! Do as the other DYI's say and have a blast !!

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jul 09, 2018
    I have spray painted a few metal lamps - turned out great.