How to Paint a Lamp Shade

Learn how to paint a lamp shade with this easy peasy tutorial! This simple DIY home decor project will help you update your home easily.

Can you paint a lamp shade – YES you can! I’m going to show you how you can add a stencil pattern to a lamp shade. This project does not require many supplies and is super budget friendly. Let’s look at the list of things you’ll need and the simple steps I used to create my “new to me” lamp.


How to Paint a Lamp Shade

How To:

First, attach the stencil to your lamp shade using painter’s tape. Be sure the lamp shade’s seam is toward the back and your stencil is centered in the front.

Next, use your applicator sponge to apply the paint to the stencil. Do not push or brush the paint on, simply pounce it in place. Also be sure to off-load your sponge really well. Multiple, light coats of paint are going to work best.

Continue to add light layers of paint until your stencil is filled in to your liking.

How to Paint a Lamp Shade

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How to Paint a Lamp Shade

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  1. Kay says:

    Love this project. Want to try it. Where do. But the paint and the name brand

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Kay! Thank you! We’re so glad you love it! You can find Dixie Belle Paint at your local retailer. You can use this link to find a retailer near you!

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