28 January 2013

Ceiling Fan Makeover

The ceiling fan in our bedroom has light wood blades that do not match our bedroom furniture.  I wanted a new ceiling fan but I didn't want to spend money on a fan.  I would rather spend money on paint and pretty shiny things.  I decided to paint it dark to match the furniture in our room.

How to spray paint a celing fan



To paint the fan I used Krylon Primer White, Rust-Oleum Lacquer Black, and Rust-Oleum Lacquer Clear.

 Krylon Primer White, Rust-Oleum Lacquer Black, Rust-Oleum Lacquer Clear.

How to spray paint ceiling fan blades:

Step1:  Remove the fan blades
Step 2:  Spray with primer
Step 3:  Spray paint the edges

how to spray paint a ceiling fan

Step 4:  Spray paint each blade and follow the instructions on the can.  
Be patient and apply about 3 thin coats 10 minutes apart.
Step 5:  For added protection spray paint the clear lacquer and again follow the instructions on the can.  Apply about 2 coats. Let dry for about 12 hours before handling.  
You don't want finger prints in your paint.
Step 6:  Remove the pull chain and cover with tape tape.

how to spray paint a ceiling fan
 
Step 7:  Spray paint the fan pulls.  I held them up while spraying them (gloves recommended).

Are you ready to see how it turned out?

 

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15 comments:

  1. Nice work. I didn't know you could redo fan blades! Thanks for the tip! Would love to have you share this at my what to do Weekends Party on my blog! Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-to-do-weekends-3.html

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  2. Wow, what a huge difference! How many cans of black did you need to cover it?!? :)
    Would love if you came and linked up with us at the Humble Brag. We give away free ad space every week!
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    1. I only used one can. Thanks for the invite. I'll see you there.

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    2. Thanks so much for linking up! I can't believe you only used one can! way to stretch it! :)

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  3. LOVE! I'm a spray paint junkie myself ;-) visiting thru 12-0-8 party

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    1. Thanks, It's funny how a small change can make a big difference.

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  5. Wow! What a big difference...it went from geek to sheek for sure:) Nice job!

    XO,
    Christy

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  6. This is great! I have been eyeing ours and trying to decide if I wanted to take time to repaint. I would like to do the metal casing too. I guess we will see :) Thanks for linking with me.

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    1. I got a the look of a whole new fan by just painting the blades. Thanks for stopping by.

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