question about painting a lamp

Discussion in 'Art' started by skyjewelz, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. skyjewelz

    skyjewelz Member

    I'm going to paint lamp, it's plastic. I was just wondering what kind of paint would be best for heat resistance, if any.
     
  2. Are you painting the lamp base or the lamp shade? I have painted the lamp base before with aryclic paint and it has held up.
     
  3. skyjewelz

    skyjewelz Member

    It's actually the shade. It's really close to the light bulb as well, like a desk lamp. How do you post pictures? I'd like to show what I mean
     
  4. prismatism

    prismatism loves you

    ah good idea. sorry i have no advice, but that is a hella cool thing to do.
     
  5. skyjewelz

    skyjewelz Member

    This is the lamp I want to paint. The red, white and blue shades are plastic and pretty close to the light bulbs. If I use acrylic paint would it melt?
     
  6. GarnetJade

    GarnetJade MissAbstract

    Yeah that would melt if it got hot enough. Use paint that is used to decorate windows and glass. You could also use canvas fabric to put around the outside and paint it, and give it a protective coating.

    Just suggestions. Good luck. :)
     
  7. skyjewelz

    skyjewelz Member

    Those are some really cool ideas, thanks
     
  8. somedude

    somedude Member

    I don't think acrylic would melt. Maybe burn... but once it dries it will never liquify again.
     

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