Most of the time, we just paint our ceiling fan blades and body. But, we also can paint the ceiling fan globe. You can upgrade the globe during painting ceiling fans, but you have to do some extra work for this. First, you have to purchase high heat-absorbing glass paint. Besides, the globe cleaning process is not the same as other metal components.
If you have an old ceiling fan, try to update it by yourself. This article helps you to do your job. After a few years of use, you may want to upgrade your ceiling fan light globe. If you know the right process, you can bring an attractive look that actually you like.
To paint your ceiling glove, you don’t need to take down the full ceiling fan. Just remove the fan glove, but it’s better to paint the full ceiling fan together if already you do not paint your fan. When you take down a full ceiling fan for painting, you have to clear-concept of ceiling fan wiring, or you can take a picture of wiring for rewiring.
Glass paint is specially made for glass materials that work great on glass surfaces. Regular paints are not so adhesive, and they might be fade or peel because of high temperature or humidity. This type of paint can be used on tabletop glass, light globes. Using this paint, you can also control the heat and visibility.
If you choose high-quality glass paint, it will last more than ten years. It is easy to apply. Three types of paints you can use on the glass. They are formulated solvent-based paint, acrylics marked, and acrylic enamel paint.
Dust, dirt, and grime are get stuck to light globes. Rather than replacing it, you can give it a new look and life by painting it with high-temperature paint. Follow our step by step guidelines on how to paint ceiling fan globes.
Step 1: Prepare the area.
First, you need to prepare the area where you want to paint. Without preparing your room or porch, it might be mess up. You can place some newspaper on the table or on a flat surface. Choose such a place where you can move quickly.
Step 2: Remove the glove.
Set up a step ladder for removing the ceiling fan globe. Make sure the ladder is placed on a flat surface and also locked perfectly. For extra safety, you can turn off the circuit breaker. Some gloves are secured with screws. Using a screwdriver, loosen all the screws and remove the globe. And some might have threaded type or push-lock type. Make sure which type of globe you have and then remove it carefully.
Step 3: Clean the globe.
Before cleaning the globe, you can wear latex gloves to keep your hand dry and clean. In that case, you should use a glass cleaner to clean it. For a few minutes, spray the globe.
Step 4: Wipe the globe.
First, you need to remove dust and dirt, so wipe the glove smoothly using a soft cloth or a mini microfiber towel. If the light globe has caked-on dirt, mix one tablespoon dishwashing soap with 2 cups of warm water in a bucket. Dip the cloth into the soap water and then scrub both of the sides of the globe with light pressure for a few minutes.
Step 5: Wash and dry the globe.
Wash the ceiling fan light globe in a sink with warm water. Using a dry, soft cloth or rag, wipe and dry it.
Step 6: Place the globe.
Now your fan globe is prepared for painting. Without proper cleaning, you cannot get a good result from painting. SO, make sure the globe is cleaned perfectly. Now you can set it on the newspaper and also make sure there is no dust on the paper.
Step 7: Apply the first coat of paint.
Keep the spray bottle at a specific distance and at the same speed to get a smooth painting. You can spray from 4 to 8 inches away from the globe. Make sure there is no gap.
Step 8: Let it dry.
After applying the first coat, let it dry for 10 minutes and check again if there is any point of light paint. Apply a small amount of paint for coverage of those points.
Step 9: Apply the second coat of paint.
After completely drying, apply another coat if needed.
Step 10: Let it dry.
Before replacing the ceiling fan light globe on the light fixture, allow it to dry completely.
A good painting gives your fan globe a great look. If you can purchase good-quality glass paint and complete all the steps one by one, you will get your desired result.