Chalk Decorative Paint: Easy Lighting Update

by Quinn Larson

Some of the best items to paint are those that may look worse for wear, but have attractive details and structure.  A well made piece is worth refurbishing if all it needs is a new color and look.

To complete this project you will need the following:

Tools and Materials:

Behr® Chalk Decorative Paint -color Miniature Rose BCP02

Piece of furniture to be painted (can be a new or old piece)

Paint brush

Behr® Wax Decorative Finish in White

Clean rag for wax application

Sandpaper or a sanding block

We are sure at one time this lamp, pre-makeover, looked fantastic surrounded by decor items in the traditional glamour style.  However, now it is destined for a more youthful and feminine oriented space, and a change is in order.

Step 1: Prep

Remove the current bulb and shade, then clean any dirt and grime off of the lamp body with a gentle cleaning solution.  Sand the lamp lightly with a piece of sand paper or your sanding block and wipe it free of sanding dust.

Step 2: Paint

With a small brush paint the lamp body.  Be sure to cover all the details in color.  Allow to dry and apply second coat if necessary/desired.

Step 3: Apply wax

Apply your Behr® Wax Decorative Finish in the color of your choice.  The wax is best seen when pushed into the cracks and low points of the detail.

Behr Chalk Decorative Paint

Step 5: Finish and enjoy

Complete the look of your lamp with a new shade and bulb.  Set it up in your new space and enjoy!

Behr Chalk Decorative Paint

For more information on the Behr® Chalk Decorative System visit behr.com.

For a short video detailing this new system click here.

Colorfully yours,



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