I have several recessed (canned lighting in my ceiling) light
fixtures in my family room. The interior of this fixture
(reflector shield) is black.
They are not your normal 6" fixture, but instead measure 8" which I am
finding is an odd size.
I would like to spray paint the reflector shields black.
Ace sold me Satin Krylon Fusion for plastic/metal.
I am concerned that this may be a fire hazard.
Can anyone advise me on this?
By "reflector shield" you mean the inside of the can, correct?
No problemo painting it; after all, that's who it got the color it is.
(Probably baked on, but still paint.) Obviously, you're going to let the
paint dry first, right?
Any system of knowledge that is capable of listing films in order
of use of the word "fuck" is incapable of writing a good summary
*It sounds as though you may have commercial cans instead of residential.
If you can find a manufacturer's name somewhere inside you might be able to
get replacement trims and reflectors. I suggest the use of a high heat
paint for the interior as it can get quite hot inside due to eat build-up.
Many models of recessed trims made by Lightolier, Progress, Atlite, and some
others, have removable baffles that just snap out. This would make it very
easy to spray them. I've done this several times and had great success. I
agree with John Grabowski and would only use paint made for high
temperature. Depending upon the model of the fixture, and the type and
wattage of lamp installed, there is a potential for a concentration of heat
very close to the baffle
If you're worried about heat, you can call an
automobile parts supply house and ask if they
stock spray paint for exhaust manifolds. That
type of paint is meant to withstand high heat
and it comes in a wide variety of colors.
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