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How to Paint a Lamp Shade

A hanging shade is a stylish way to add evening light to a porch.

DIFFICULTY: Easy

Overview

A hanging shade is a stylish way to add evening light to a porch. Add a stencil to "spray it up" a notch.

1

Select and attach stencil

Use painter's tape to adhere a stencil design to the lampshade.

Tape off a Lamp Shade
2

Spray

Spray over the design using the detail nozzle on your paint sprayer.

Spraying a Lamp Shade
3

Remove and hang

Remove the tape and stencil design to reveal graphic pattern.

Hang the shade in your porch and light it at night to show off your design and enjoy the outdoors.

Painted Lamp Shade
Products Used

Materials

Lamp shade

Paint

Stencil

Painter's tape

Drop cloth

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