I've painted some ceiling fan blades, after roughing and priming them,
with Benjamin Moore glossy latex enamel for metal. I dunno, somehow I
had the impression, that the point was to create a smooth, shiny
surface. Well, this paint doesn't seem to be self-leveling: the
brushstrokes are immortalized in the surface. Can this paint be
polished? Or should I be using something else?
What are the blades made of? If metal, why not just use a spray paint?
If you really want a baby's ass smooth surface, you need to be looking
into automotive finishes, like a lacquer or catalyzed enamel that is
applied with a spray gun.
replace "fly" with "com" to reply.
I actually started with Rustoleum spray paint for plastic surfaces, and
got the same result I got when I would use spray paint years and years
ago as a kid: sudden spurts resulting in dark streaks. That sure wasn't
what I wanted!
What's Yer brush like? You need a very fine-bristle brush or,,better
yet,,a 3" foam brush for the wide areas and maybe a 1" and 2" for the
narrow areas unless You take the blades apart..You will need to use
emery cloth or something fine grit to get rid of the lines now that You
have them..Fan blades are balanced weight-wise,,I dunno how much paint
it would take to throw them out of balance and wear on the bearings.If
all else fails try thinning some of the paint a bit and test on a
Harlan Messinger wrote:
Were you using the same paint can as when you were
a kid? The only time you get spurts and streaks
is if your technique is very bad, if the paint can
hasn't been shaken enough, or if the paint is very
Get a fresh can of Krylon and if it doesn't work,
you will know it is your technique. Painting with
a can is not difficult but you must start spray
off the object for each stroke and stop the spray
before the end of the stroke, follow the direction
for distance from nozzle to objects and maintain
that distance, and put light amounts on with each
stroke (move your arm fairly rapidly).
My suggestion is to sand it down to smooth finish. Use a find grade
sand paper. Next buy a couple cans of AUTOMOTIVE paint and primer. Use as
directed. You may need to practice a little. If you sand through the
"plastic" paint down to the plastic, use a little more of the plastic paint.
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