Do not waste money buying a brand new fixture when an facelift will leave your metal ceiling fan looking like new. This endeavor takes you day and less than $10 to complete, which makes it a worthwhile investment considering the aesthetic benefits. With countless textures, styles and paint colors you can attain any look desired and even color-coordinate your ceiling fan to match the room’s decor. Use stencils while painting to match the walls give a designer appearance to the fan blades.
Switch the power off to the fan at the breaker box. Remove the screws holding the assembly and take down the fixture. Unscrew the globes or use paper and painter’s tape to completely cover them. Remove holding each blade, using a screwdriver. Remove holding the blade into the mounting bracket. Place all of the screws in a secure site.
Tilt the engine assembly and remove the screw holding the canopy hatch. Open the canopy hatch and gently pull the wires to the exterior. Unscrew the cable nuts and then disengage the cables. Screw the cable nuts back onto the cables coming from the ceiling just. Set the fan engine aside. Twist the canopy to dislodge it and then take it down. Unscrew the bottom plate and then save the screws.
Scrub the bits with a wire brush to remove any chipping or damaged paint. Sand the face of all fan bits with 80-grit sandpaper, taking care to remove any rough edges where paint has chipped away or bubbled. Clean each bit with water and a gentle detergent and let it dry thoroughly. Lay the pieces. Don’t allow any of those pieces to overlap or touch.
Until each piece is painted the primer using long strokes. Follow the primer manufacturer’s directions for to let it dry and how far to hold the can from the fan pieces. Once fully dry, turn the blades and spray primer on the side. When the primer has dried, repeat the procedure with spray paint.
Reattach the base plate into the ceiling and then route the cables back through the holes. Twist the canopy back in place. Position the wires toward the exterior of the canopy and remove the wire nuts.
By twisting the exposed ends together reconnect the wires from the ceiling together with the cables on the fan. Match the cable colors. By way of example, twist the two wires, the two white wires and the two wires that are green. Replace the cable nuts and then tuck the wires softly. Set to the canopy and twist the canopy hatch set up.
The blade brackets back onto the blades. Hold each blade up and reattach the mount. Reattach the globes in the light meeting or remove newspaper and the painters tape. Reinstall the assembly and tighten the screws.
Turn on the power to the change and then test the ceiling fan to be sure the electricity is connected correctly and that the blades are turning .