Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site

Chime right in! (no registration req'd)

-----

"How to get Metallic or Pearl Finish on Lamp"



2000

Hi, I refinish antiques for fun, having some trouble with latest project. Need advice re: how to resurface an old desk lamp = deco style (steel base, goose neck). I stripped the gray paint and now want to repaint it. The paint needs to withstand the heat of the light bulb. I'd like to paint it a metallic or pearl. I thought of car paint, that's the type look I'm after, would have to take it to someone, could be expensive proposition. I live in NYC. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks,

Kerry M [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- NY, New York
^



A. You can get fancy spray paints out of a little shaker can these days, Kerry. With a little patience and a number of thin spray coats, it's certainly something the average person can do. And while light bulbs get hot, I don't think you would need a special high temperature manifold paint or ceramic paint for a light bulb housing. Maybe Pearlescent Accent Paint [affil. link to info/product on Amazon] would give you the look you seek.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
^

none
finishing.com is made possible by ...
this text gets replaced with bannerText
spacer gets replaced with bannerImages

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread SEARCH for Threads about ... My Topic Not Found: Start NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact    -    Privacy Policy    -    ©1995-2021 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA