Light Upcycling

  1. Cover working surface using a large cloth or newspaper and place lamp on a flat, horizontal surface.
  2. Remove loose paint or rust with sandpaper.
  3. Place light on the covered surface.
  4. Cover any areas of the lamp you don’t want painted using butcher paper and painter’s tape.
  5. Shake the Rust-Oleum Universal Paint and Primer can for one minute after mixing ball begins to rattle.
  6. Slide off the red safety clip from the trigger.
  7. Test paint in an inconspicuous area first to ensure desired results.
  8. Hold the can 8-12 inches from the lamp’s surface. Use a steady, continuous back-and-forth motion at a moderate speed to apply one heavy, even coat
  9. Based on 70 degrees fahrenheit, the lamp will fry to the touch in 30 minutes, to handle in an hour and fully dry in 24 hours. If a second coat is desired, apply 30 minutes to 2 hours after completing the first coat, or after seven days. Allow longer drying periods with cooler temperatures.

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