Painting Brass

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Painting a brass lamp, fireplace surround, or other item can give it new life and a more updated appearance. This is a page about painting brass.
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January 28, 2010

I would like to know if brass can be painted.

By bigmikepaint from Syracuse, NY

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January 28, 20100 found this helpful

I suppose you could use metal paint - after all, they paint cars, don't they?

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January 30, 20100 found this helpful

Yes, you can paint brass with spray paint. If you have concerns re: the paint not sticking, you can spray it with a primer first, and then add your color.

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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

Yes, I did a light fixture and the brass was pitted and ugly. I aprayed it with and antique brass and I think it looks great!

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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

I painted our brass chandelier. I used an oil based paint that was called "hammered metal." I got it at Lowes.

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I didn't even take down the fixture! It's looks great. It's a very thick oil-based paint and really adheres well. I used a brush but it was also available in a spray.

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November 25, 2013

Is there anyway to paint brass shower door frames, to last permanently?

By Bethany

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November 27, 20130 found this helpful

I don't know about painting it, but if you do, you could put a clear coat on afterwards to protect the paint!

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September 14, 2011

How do I paint a brass type floor lamp?

By Sue

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September 15, 20110 found this helpful

My husband did this to a couple of lamps some months ago and they look like new. First, sand the brass areas, then spray them with the "sticks to anything" type spray paint.

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Let them dry and you're through! We went from shiny, scratched-up brass to flat black in the spray of a can!

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February 19, 2017

Using high temperature paint and proper preparation will help ensure success when painting shiny metal fireplace doors. This is a page about painting brass fireplace doors.

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