painting recessed light trims

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  1. 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
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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
     
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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!
     
  6. Keith M.

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    thanks everyone for the advice...


    off to Lowes once again...[​IMG]

    Ive spent more money at Lowes lately than BestBuy [​IMG]
     

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