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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  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


  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!

    1. I only used one can. Thanks for the invite. I'll see you there.

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

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

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

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


  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.

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