Updating brass lamps

At least I had 3 matching pairs of lamps in my pile.

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Restoring the sheen and luster to solid brass surfaces is a relatively easy process that requires a little bit of elbow grease and chemicals found at a home improvement or paint store.

Determine whether your light fixture is solid brass or brass-plated metal. Remove any glass from the light fixture, if possible.

I cleaned the lamps really good with TSP cleaner and a tack cloth.

They are a must for most painting jobs and if you have read any of my other posts then you know I use them for every project.

Brass lighting fixtures will lose their luster over time.

Outdoor lights take the worst beating, accumulating pollen, dust, rain and other particles in the air, but indoor lighting does not escape tarnishing, as interior dust, smoke and age can dull the shiniest brass fixtures.

I know that painting brass lamps (and these aren’t solid brass, lick here to see and updated post) isn’t a new idea but I have been looking all over craigslist for some nice shaped lamps to paint.

So when I found these 7 brass lamps for , that’s a little over a lamp, I was thrilled.

If you look at the picture, you can see that there were 4 lamps with the old 2 bulb style and a pull switch and I didn’t want that. I was actually amazed how easy it is to change out the wiring and bulb sockets.

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