Has anyone had success spray painting a ceiling fan?

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I'm wanting to update the look of our ceiling fans because I don't have the money to replace all of the light fixtures.
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  • Peggy Peggy on Dec 07, 2014
    Yes, my hubby spray painted our bathroom ceiling fan. Just make sure the blades are clean and sand then lightly. It will work!

  • 266335 266335 on Dec 07, 2014
    I have repainted my ceiling fans, like Peggy said make sure they are clean and lightly sanded

  • Cynthia Jensen Cynthia Jensen on Dec 07, 2014
    I painted the metal portion and left the blades. I would think the blades would be the easiest if you wanted to paint them too.

  • Sarah Moore Sarah Moore on Dec 07, 2014
    Thanks everyone! I 'll give it a try.

  • Maria Maria on Dec 08, 2014
    Updated my gold hardware to bronze then painted the blades to coordinate with the room color and painted a stencil pattern on them . Changed it's look completely and became a focal point in the room.

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    • Maria Maria on Dec 08, 2014
      @Barbara I took the hardware off the blade and used a bronze spray paint. On the motor I sprayed some of the paint onto an old rag and patted it on.

  • Sherrie Sherrie on Dec 08, 2014
    Be sure and seal your blades after you paint them or they will get grungy dirty.

  • Carol Tomlin Carol Tomlin on Dec 09, 2014
    I had a 16 year old blue ceiling fan in my bedroom. I cleaned it, unscrewed the fan blades, lightly sanded all of it, cleaned with tack cloth and foam rolled black & white enamel paint. I also used a nice artist brush for tricky spots. I let it all dry and screwed the blades back on & voila ! I didn't dare use spray paint. It looks & works great !