I purchased some white, ceramic, paintable wall sconces - the kind they have at Lowes and Home Depot. My question is: has anyone purchased these and actually painted them? Is heat-resistant paint necessary or will ordinary wall paint suffice? Thanks. JEFF
I bought my white ceramic paintable sconces at Lowe's; there are pictures in my gallery. I painted them with a chrome spray paint, again from Lowe's. It is not a special heat-tolerant paint... just plain ol' Rustoleum chrome.
Take your time... several thin coats are better than trying to get it all done with one shot.
Make sure they are completely dry and the paint has "cured" before you attempt to hang them. I was in a hurry, and I started putting fingerprints in the paint. I wound up putting on some thin gloves to avoid the fingerprints!
What I did with my paint-able ceramic sconces was apply one coat of the primer for this. It's oil base and dries very fast. Then I sanded and spray painted. This was probably over kill but this was my second theater and I wanted to do everything right this time.
The reason I used the primer was that I had some concerns that the spray might not adhere as well as I'd like. This stuff I used in my office when I didn't want to spend $15,000 on new cabinets and surfaces with this primer paint will stick even to chem surf. So three weekends and a few hundred dollars instead.
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