If you’re in the market for some new wall lighting, there are many options available. Some are designed for accent and decorative purposes, while others can be used to illuminate a focal point in your space. Some also come with dimming features. In addition, you can find wall lights that fit different styles and budgets.
If You’re Planning on Painting Your Wall Lights
There are a few things you should keep in mind before you begin your paint project. The first thing you should do is choose a spray paint that’s appropriate for your light fixture. This way you can get a flawless finish and avoid any splatters or streaks.
Then, you’ll want to make sure you have the proper tools for your job. Depending on the type of fixture you’re painting, you’ll need to invest in brushes or rollers that are the right size for the task at hand. If you’re painting an uneven, bumpy surface, consider investing in a larger roller with a thicker nap.
You’ll also want to make sure you have a good spray paint that’s easy to use and works well on most surfaces. We recommend Krylon COLORmaxx for this task because it has the ability to be sprayed at any angle, making it a breeze to get every nook and cranny of your fixture.
Next, you’ll want to remove the bulb and cover the light sockets with tape before you start spray painting. This will help prevent the spray paint from hitting the bulbs and getting everywhere else on the light.
It’s also a good idea to clean the fixtures before you begin the paint process. Using a degreaser or rubbing alcohol will help you get rid of any dust or oil that might be on the fixtures.
Once the surface is cleaned, you’ll want to apply a coat of primer. This will help to seal the plaster or ceramic light and prepare it for the paint process.
Lastly, you’ll need to sand the fixture to remove any loose or damaged areas. Using a fine-grit sandpaper will help to smooth out any rough or chipped spots. If you don’t sand the surface correctly, it may result in unsightly gaps in your paint job.
Plaster and ceramic fittings are naturally brittle, so you should take care when handling them. This means you should not paint the plaster or ceramic fitting while it’s fitted to the wall and should avoid painting any dark marks on them.
If you’re painting a plaster or ceramic light, it’s best to apply two wet coats of white high build spray primer before you begin applying the color paint. This will ensure that the surface is protected and will make the colour paint adhere better to the plaster or ceramic material.
Then, you’ll want to apply the color paint to the surface of the light. Then, you’ll want to wait for it to dry before you install the fixture back on the wall.