Monday, April 30, 2012

My Lights Got Their Paint On!

Here is something that has been under my skin for the past year.

Notice the rust? I have 3 light fixtures in front of my house that have been taunting me with their rustiness. They distracted me every time I pulled into the garage. So, what's a girl to do? Buy spray paint of course!

Here is what one would need if they have pesky rusty lights.  A metal brush to sand down the rust, painters tape, spray paint (I used the metallic finish) and don't forget your Dr. Pepper! 

One can never go wrong with Rust-oleum.  Now, I know there are many blogs that have been paid to feature this spray paint.  But not me.  I advertise for free, baby!  I just use it because it works well to cover and resist rust.

After I cleaned the lights (and by clean I aimed my garden house in the general direction) I used the metal brush to remove the rust.  I didn't spend a lot of time on this, just brush, brush, brush, and I'm done.  Now I taped off what I didn't want to paint.  I did spend a lot of time on this, just tape, tape, tape, and 2 hours later I'm finally done. This was seriously the worst part of the project.

 And because I love the taping process so much I taped up some paper.  It was at this point that I began to wonder what the neighbors were thinking of me and all my tape.   Hello, I have blue tape and I know where to put it!  And then I began to wonder what the neighbors thought of me taking pictures of my tape.  
Don't they know I'm a blogger!

I primed that bad boy!  Or girl.  Whatever your sex your lights claim to be.

And then I painted it.  Twice, because I'm married to an engineer who will notice any uneven painting.

After the paint dries, I excitedly removed the low stick adhesive tape and  stood back to admire my work.  Wait!  What's this?  Do you mean to tell me the low stick adhesive tape removed the paint from your house? 
This can't be!

Oh, it be! 
The previous owners left the clearly marked house paint for us in our basement, bless their hearts
So, I was able to touch up this near disaster.

Okay, now I can stand back to admire my work.

I am not longer taunted by their rustiness!

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