Hi Everyone! In an effort to save some money we decided to give the ceiling fans in our Florida Room an updated appearance. Believe it or not, they were once a bright white when installed. Over time, they’ve yellowed and now look old and dingy even though they still work perfectly. The blades are in perfect condition and only needed a little wipe down with a Magic Eraser. Boy what a lifesaver those things are for cleaning so many things around the house.
Here’s a “before” pic:
Notice how the fan arms, wiring housing and top cover look yellow. Even the pull handle got a spritz of paint. The blades are still white even though this is before they were cleaned. They look even better now. I added a coat of furniture polish to the blades after they were cleaned to make them slick. Make sure to wipe down any parts being painted to make sure they’re dust free and clean. The paint will stick better if the parts are smooth and clean.
So, we were off to Home Depot to purchase a can of appliance paint. It’s a product made by Rust-oleum especially made for painting appliances.
Here’s a pic of the old fan arm on the left and the repainted fan arm on the right. What a HUGE difference, huh??
The paint gives a little bit of shine to the metal surfaces and dries quickly with minimum smell. This was a concern because part of the fan was spray painted inside our home. It required some taping off of the areas where we didn’t want the paint and some cardboard held up to block off the over spray.
The rest of the pieces were all spray painted outside and dried quickly. Luckily, even though this is the rainy season here in Sunny Florida, we had a great sunny day for this simple makeover project.
Other than a screw driver to disassemble the pieces of the fan, there were no other tools required. This project took only minimal time and money. We actually purchased 2 cans of paint, but will be returning one can because both of our fans were refurbished with only 1 can. WOOT!!
Here’s the finished ceiling fan:
There it is: All fresh, clean and updated! It only cost a few dollars for the can of spray paint. Add to that some time to disassemble and reassemble the ceiling fan and it looks like a brand new fan. How’s that for a simple, inexpensive DIY project.
Have a Happy Creative Day!!
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