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Keith M.

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The recessed lighting trims I ordered only came in white, so I need to paint them black...

What type of flat black paint should I use? Im assuming it will get pretty hot so I want something that will be both safe and durable...

I was thinking of using a flat black spray paint...

Any suggestions welcomed...


Thanks in advance
 

CodyL

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You might look at automotive stores at engine paint or at a hardware store for grill (as in bar-b-q) paint. Don't know if the colors would be OK or how it would work out, but the heat resistance would not be a problem I wouldn't think.
 

Craig Robertson

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the paint that is on the trim as it comes from the factory is just plain paint, regular flat black paint should be ok.
 

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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The paint will stick to the trim ring better if you rough it up with #400 grit sandpaper. Make sure the ring is fully cleaned of the residue before you paint.

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Wayne A. Pflughaupt
 

T r o y

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keith,

I just recently finished my room. I too bought recessed can lights for my ceiling and the trim rings were also white.
I had to paint them black to match my flat black smooth ceiling. I just used ordinary flat black spray paint from HD and they turned out fine. I've no prob since.

Later!
 

Keith M.

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thanks everyone for the advice...


off to Lowes once again...:)

Ive spent more money at Lowes lately than BestBuy :frowning:
 

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