Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > The Break Room > Off Topic

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-07-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Old Lamps


I recently recieved 2 old brass lamp from my Grandmother. I'm not a fan of brass and would like to refinish them with chrome/silver. Is it worth the task and how would I do it?

Bluefishsud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 01:01 AM   #2
Member
 
daman3178's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Clearwater, Kansas
Posts: 64
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Old Lamps


Not sure if you got these lamps how you want them or not, but thought I would throw my 2 cents in. Everything I can find on the internet say this is not a DIY job. It seems that there is a lot involved when doing this so you might check in to see what it would cost to have someone do it for you. Let us know how it turned out

Thanks

Dmaon

daman3178 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 01:43 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 488
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Old Lamps


To have it professionally done you would most likely be looking for chrome plating although not as shiny just nickel plating can look sharp too. You can use paint and make them silver or even a chrome-ish silver but may not be happy with the painted result and the plating could cost as much as new fixture depending on what is desired.
A web search came up with some examples of places that do plating
http://www.paulschrome.com/
http://www.newenglandchrome.com/antique.shtml
http://www.advancedplating.com/
__________________
Mgmopar
MgMopar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.