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sleepy23 12-24-2012 11:34 PM

can i paint flourescent light fixtures
 
Cant seem to find an answer to the above question. Anyone know?

joecaption 12-24-2012 11:45 PM

If your painting just the fixture and not the bulbs, then sure you can. Just tape off where the bulbs go in.

Missouri Bound 12-25-2012 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by sleepy23 (Post 1079333)
Cant seem to find an answer to the above question. Anyone know?


Of course you can. Why would you even ask?:eek:

Leprechaun 12-26-2012 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by sleepy23 (Post 1079333)
Cant seem to find an answer to the above question. Anyone know?

In a word, yes. As always, the key is in the prep. And with florescent fixtures, a high-quality finish will require spraying or hand-rubbing. (I don't expect the effort to hand-rub would make that an attractive choice.)

I recommend cleaning the fixture(s), then thoroughly roughing up the surface with fine steel wool; also it would be best to prime them with a primer compatible with your choice of finish paint.

At this point you would not be limited to metal paint; almost any high-quality washable paint would be fine.

HTH,
-Lep-


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