Spray-paint-for-metal-lamp-base, rosin paper or drop cloth. cardboard box, larger than your lamp. painter's tape. spray paint (pictured: rust-oleum painter's touch 2x ultra cover spray paint, in winter gray, $4.48 for 12 oz., homedepot.com.) protective mask. turntable, revolving cake stand, lazy susan, or pottery banding wheel (optional). Paint a metal lammp base gold with this diy lamp makeover. it's a fast, easy, and inexpensive project with multi-surface paint., an old metal lamp purchased at a secondhand store or rescued from a forgotten corner of your attic can be given new life with a quick coat of paint. specialty paints for metal surfaces are available at home improvement stores--although their effectiveness will depend on how well you clean the surface of the lamp..
From researching, i realized i probably needed a spray paint with a primer given the gloss surface of the lamp. i bought krylon colormaster paint + primer in both ivory gloss and white gloss., pick a paint. again, i chose a hammered paint, but any home improvement store has quite a selection to chose from. if your base is metal, make sure your getting a paint for metal - same goes if it's plastic, ceramic, etc. make sure the paint is compatible..
Diy spray painting brass lamps. how to transform your old brass lamps or thrift store find by spray painting them. you won't believe the transformation!, highly recommend spray priming anything metal, glass, ceramic, any kind of smooth surface. i did several light coats of krylon white primer until it was covered. then i did several coats of krylon gloss white spray paint. because i wanted them to have that store-bought glossy finish, i used krylon acrylic crystal clear high gloss spray paint.. Painting a brass lamp base. lamps, like most home decor items, may be trendy and stylish for a while, but seem completely outdated a decade or two later, even though the lamp is perfectly functional., if you've found an old pair of brass candlesticks or have an unsightly metal light fixture in your home, you may have considered giving these items a face-lift with paint. while you can paint metal items, the smooth, slick surfaces of many metals make a metal-painting project slightly challenging.