How to repair plastic lining in a lamp?

by Carol
The lamp is all wire strings. the inner is hard plastic which became brittle an cracked all over. If I take it all off you will be able to see thru the lamp. Bulb an all. HELP!!
  6 answers
  • Jana Jana on Mar 08, 2018

    I am not sure about this - but you may be able to find a clear contact type product that you could adhere to the cracked plastic so it would hold that is still there in place. If you want to replace the plastic I would suggest talking to a store that specifically carries plastics. In my area, I would go to Tap Plastic - don’t know if you have a store like that near you. There are also people or companies that will rework lamp shades - I have not used them because they can be expensive, but may be worth it if you are going to keep the lamp.

    • Carol Carol on Mar 08, 2018

      thank you for replying. I’m not giving up yet :)

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Mar 08, 2018

    Not to be simplistic, but what about parchment paper? It’s opaque, heat resistant And flexible. Perhaps hot glue to the frame. Just a thought!

    • Carol Carol on Mar 08, 2018

      that is a very good thought. They make lamps from parchment paper so its heat resistant. Im gonna look into it. Thank You

  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 08, 2018

    Buy a new one, it will keep breaking, had the same problem on several lamps so I don't buy lampshades anymore with plastic liners. Goodwill here gets lots of new lampshades, and St. Vinnies gets new Pottery Barn shades.

    • Carol Carol on Mar 08, 2018

      Thank you for your reply. It’s not just a lampshade to me. It is unique An can’t find another so I’m determined.. :)

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Mar 08, 2018

    You’re very welcome. Hope it works great

  • Jana Jana on Mar 08, 2018

    It is a wonderful lamp - I hope you are keeping it.

  • Joanne Joanne on Mar 12, 2018

    looks square with flat panels or does it curved and one piece. You could purchase a stretch fabric and glue it on if it is curved. Flat panels could be replaced with a solid light weight plastic from a craft store . Again depending how like a cooking mat.

    • Carol Carol on Mar 12, 2018

      It is one continuous sheet. Any material I use will have to be heat resistant. Thank You for the information.