How To Paint a Ceiling Fan


Hey there I’m Bobbie and we are here at the
Del Mar Fans & Lighting headquarters. Today I’m going to show you how to give your
ceiling fan a makeover that will match any room in your house.
While we uninstall our fan here’s the supplies you’re going to need.
We recommend choosing a base color that will match your room’s hinges, doorknobs or appliances.
Your bases will go well with the colors of your furniture, door or cabinet colors.
Neutrals work well if you change your furniture often.
For this project you’re going to want to use a flat or satin enamel based spray paint.
Preferably one with primer already in it. Especially if you’re going to go from a light
color to a dark color. Try to avoid gloss paints because they will
leave a glare on your ceiling fan. Now we’re going to start working on the blades.
Now we’re going to sand the blades. Make sure when sanding the blades use a downward
motion with solid sweeps. Pay extra attention to the edges of your blades.
Next you’re going to want to clean your entire ceiling fan.
You can use warm water with a mild soap or you can use baby wipes because they’re really
easy. Make sure to give your spray paint a good
shake before using and always test your nozzle so you know what kind of pressure you’re working
with. When you spray you want to spray six to eight
inches away from the surface and work in a side to side motion across the fan so you
get an even coat. Now we’re going to paint all the fans hardware.
Once you’ve completely finished painting your fan, take a moment, let it dry and then look
and make sure you don’t need a second coat. If you need a second coat no problem just
go ahead and run through all of it one more time before you start piecing it back together.
Make sure to wait until your fan is completely dry before re-installing it.
We chose the chrome for the hardware and the red for the blades because you guys voted
for it on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to check us out on all our channels
for giveaways and discounts and at delmarfans.com. We’ll see you next time.Hey there I’m Bobbie
and we are here at the Del Mar Fans & Lighting headquarters.
Today I’m going to show you how to give your ceiling fan a makeover that will match any
room in your house. While we uninstall our fan here’s the supplies
you’re going to need. We recommend choosing a base color that will
match your room’s hinges, doorknobs or appliances. Your bases will go well with the colors of
your furniture, door or cabinet colors. Neutrals work well if you change your furniture
often. For this project you’re going to want to use
a flat or satin enamal based spray paint. Preferably one with primer already in it.
Especially if you’re going to go from a light color to a dark color.
Try to avoid gloss paints because they will leave a glare on your ceiling fan.
Now we’re going to start working on the blades. Now we’re going to sand the blades.
Make sure when sanding the blades use a downward motion with solid sweeps.
Pay extra attention to the edges of your blades. Next you’re going to want to clean your entire
ceiling fan. You can use warm water with a mild soap or
you can use baby wipes because they’re really easy.
Make sure to give your spray paint a good shake before using and always test your nozzle
so you know what kind of pressure you’re working with.
When you spray you want to spray six to eight inches away from the surface and work in a
side to side motion across the fan so you get an even coat.
Now we’re going to paint all the fans hardware. Once you’ve completely finished painting your
fan, take a moment, let it dry and then look and make sure you don’t need a second coat.
If you need a second coat no problem just go ahead and run through all of it one more
time before you start piecing it back together. Make sure to wait until your fan is completely
dry before re-installing it. We chose the chrome for the hardware and the
red for the blades because you guys voted for it on our Facebook page.
Don’t forget to check us out on all our channels for giveaways and discounts and at delmarfans.com.
We’ll see you next time.

27 comments

  • Victor Jr Santiago

    Love the colors great video!!!!'

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  • Del Mar Fans & Lighting

    Thank you so much, Victor! Our Facebook fans picked out the colors! 🙂

    Reply
  • Quintera Siverand

    Your pretty

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  • Del Mar Fans & Lighting

    Thank you! 🙂

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  • headscratcher99

    Can the fan motor be damaged by spraying paint into the motor housing assembly? Wouldn't it be better to remove the motor first? How difficult would that be?

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  • Del Mar Fans & Lighting

    Hello – Yes, if you are not careful, you could damage your motor. This is why we used a side to side sweeping motion while spray painting and we never let the paint pool anywhere on the fan. We used just light sprays on the parts of the motor housing that would be exposed to the outside. Every fan is built a little differently, depending on the manufacturer. If you contact the manufacturer of your fan, they can give you instructions on how to remove the motor from the motor housing. Thank you!

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  • Garrus Vakarian

    Cool video I was thinking about painting my ceiling fan with this guide I'm good to go!

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  • MonieLue78

    Really enjoyed this! We are thinking about repainting our fan and this really helped! Thanks X-D

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  • Fortime

    Cool video she did good

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  • Jhebert Dela Cruz

    that fan is 52'' kichler canfield.

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  • pattykab

    It beautiful

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  • Pajaryn Jah

    You have the perfect voice for explaining things and you did a great job, the fan looks a million percent better, what a totally amazing transformation.

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  • Danielle Paratore

    So helpful, thanks!

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  • Gina Fasolino

    Thank you and great job on the video!!!

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  • Jon Vega

    that is so cool!

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  • Mr. Hoss Power 7

    This video helped me get my fan in my mom's room at grandma's house restored

    Reply
  • Shepherd Wolf

    I wouldn't recommend paint fan blades, It could knock it out of balance and kill the motor

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  • 20TH CENTURY FOX Dorrier

    I want the blue for hardware and yellow for blades

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  • Graça Dos Santos

    Kichler Canfield Ceiling Fan

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  • Bahama Mama

    Not a good idea to spray paint indoors and you should wear a mask.

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  • AsTheSeasonsGray

    How to paint a ceiling fan:
    Step one: Turn fan on to high setting.
    Step two: Hold brush loaded with desired color into blades as they spin
    Step three: ?????
    Step four: Profit

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  • Johnny 34

    Done like a boss! You also solved the problem that fans aren't ever fun, and you made it fun. Now I can end my neverending quest for a silver fan with gold blades. I'm painting!

    Reply
  • angela m

    The spray paint I used ran out after I did 9ne side of fan blades. Wtf

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  • Dicast model Car boy

    Sometimes I think ceiling fans need more color

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  • Canthira Boonseng

    In the first place, pls assist me to dis-install the fan

    Reply
  • Veda Sundara- Veda the Aerialist

    What be too difficult to do this without taking the ash wood fan apparatus down from the ceiling? I plan on taking the blades off but I was wondering about taking the whole thing down. Thank you

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  • MG

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I stink to high heaven spray painting. I simple can't do it. However, I will be using a brush. I just did one. Covered it with pop foil after I painted the base white. Easy and turned out gorgeous. People wanna buy them. Wish I' was capable of using spray paint.
    Nice video honey

    Reply

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