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Old 03-28-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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Can the inside (gold-plated) of a canister light be painted to a more contemporary stainless steel type of paint?

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Can the inside (gold-plated) of a canister light be painted to a more contemporary stainless steel type of paint?

Rose? thats a pretty name..........anywho

about the only things that cant be painted are water, air, bad breath and ummm that's about it..............scuff the lights up with some sand paper then prime with a good bonding oil primer (I recommend Zinsser Cover Stain)then 1-2 coats of enamel finish paint.......you dig?

or you could just scuff them up and spray them with a can of Krylon metallics


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What about the heat?
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The trim rings can be replaced for about $12.00 each----I'd consider that option.--Mike--
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The trim rings can be replaced for about $12.00 each----I'd consider that option.--Mike--
She wants to paint the inside of the light. Yes, you can paint them. You can paint the outside rings too.
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What about the heat?
If heat is that big of a concern, its time to change to a lower wattage High Efficiency bulb.
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heat?? ..... i call that ''baked on enamel'' an charge extra for that ......same goes for radiators
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heat?? ..... i call that ''baked on enamel'' an charge extra for that ......same goes for radiators

Well,I'm glad you will not be painting anything in my house
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I tried to spray the cannister insides gold once for a customer, it melted the inside of the cannister. Step lightly. Krylon makes a latex spray paint, which I just used, it's okay. That might be considered rather than exposing cheap plastic to toluene.
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Thanks, I have over a dozen canisters throughout the house, that's why I was trying to paint instead of replacing.

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