More thrifty, exterior light makeovers
Perhaps you’ll recall the easy, exterior light update I did over the summer using metallic paint from Modern Masters. Well, what I didn’t mention was that I only transformed one of the lights for the photo shoot. I still had four more boogers to paint: two on either side of the garage, one on the side entrance of our home, and one post light at the bottom of our driveway.
I finally got around to tackling the rest of them this week.
I brushed on three coats of the copper penny metallic paint, then finished that off with two coats of the MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat. If you’re tempted to go with only two coats of the metallic paint, I will say that the third coat really created the smooth, flawless finish I was going for. Any brush marks disappeared and the pieces just gleamed.
This was one of those times when I was kicking myself for not having a paint sprayer. It would have made the whole project go so much faster. I used to have a paint sprayer, but I lost one of its microscopic (yet vital) pieces and it didn’t work correctly after that. Plus I didn’t clean it out thoroughly and gummed up the works as a result.
I think the “new” copper lights are a great contrast to the green vinyl siding.