Painting wood look resin

Torri B
by Torri B
I have two wood look resin lamps I would like to paint. I want to add more color to my room. I have a navy couch, black and tan herribone chairs and a window seat cushion that is pomigranit, butter and green stripe. I am not sure how to paint the resin and looking for suggestion in color. The room has light hardwood floors and rich walnut built in bookcases.
Thanks Torri
  8 answers
  • 3po3 3po3 on Aug 11, 2012
    Do you have photos? And what color are the lamps now? Did you want to keep a natural wood look? Sorry to answer your question with so many questions, but folks can probably give better answers with photos and more info.
  • Torri B Torri B on Aug 11, 2012
    They are oak look wood right now. Need to add some color or sparkle to a warm room. Not savy downloading photo's. Thanks for trying Steve G. would like to paint a wood try table the same color.
  • Peace Painting Co., Inc. Peace Painting Co., Inc. on Aug 12, 2012
    To paint the resin lamps, scuff them lightly with a fine sanding sponge and wipe the dust off with a damp rag. Then go to your local Sher-Wms store and pick up a spray can of X-I-M primer, which sticks to hard to paint surfaces. Then you can paint them with another spray can finish. Ofcourse you will have to tape off the parts you don't want to paint. Best, Charles
  • Torri B Torri B on Aug 13, 2012
    Thank You..
  • Sharron W Sharron W on Aug 13, 2012
    Torri, i think a beautiful Lime would be a luscious color for the lamps with the colors you mentioned. Or if you don't like that Idea then how about using the Pomegranate color from the couch to paint the lamps? although I still think the lime would add a great splash to the room.
  • Torri B Torri B on Aug 13, 2012
    Thanks Sharon.........I hope to go bright. The room does have beatutiful pieces it just feels so heavy. Lime could really lighten and brighten. Thank You
  • Ally Ally on Aug 13, 2012
    I know it's boring, but white brightens like nothing else. Benjamin Moore's Sea Salt is a lovely whitish option.
  • Torri B Torri B on Aug 13, 2012
    I wouldn't say boring ..... I do have white plantation shutters in the room. Does Sea Salt lend itself to any color?