We had yucky old exterior lights on our back deck and patio.
And as much as I like the fixture we purchased for our front door, I was determined to fix this backyard problem without spending mucho dinero.
So Saturday I grabbed a roll of Frog Tape, some wrapping paper, and leftover semi-gloss spray paint with primer built-in I found in the garage.
And I got to work.
First, I wiped down the whole fixture with a wet paper towel to remove any dirt and spider webs.
I removed the bulb, top of the fixture and the glass inserts to clean and polish (since they had not been cleaned in probably 15 yrs!)
And then I taped around the fixture base to make sure that NO PAINT would get on the siding.
I added the Kraft wrapping paper (any wrapping paper or even a garbage bag would work) around the fixture to take care of all the over-spray.
I applied one coat of spray paint with primer built in.
And then I let it dry for about 30 minutes.
While the paint dried I cleaned the glass inserts and painted the top piece to the fixture, as well as all the little screw heads.
And then I simply but all the pieces back together.
Completing this process on two exterior lights took 1 hr and 15 minutes. That’s it!
And cost me $0 dollars because I had all the supplies on hand.
Yay for free DIY!