Good morning! I hope you are having a great day! I’m playing hooky from the gym today and will take my sweet puppy for a long walk instead. I want to show you what I did yesterday, though. I used ReColor again but not on chairs this time.
Since we finally finished our master bathroom remodeling project, I’ve been working on a few other fixer-upper type things around the house. We plan on selling the house at some point in the next year, so every little thing we can do ahead of time to give the house more curb appeal, the better!
Last year we had the stucco on our house replaced with Hardie Plank. While the light fixtures were down I took advantage of the situation and repainted the lights that go on each side of the garage doors. It was easy to disassemble the lights, spray paint the metal parts and clean the glass while they were down. Now they look as good as new!
This was the mid-painting process:
The lights on the front of the house take a beating. We don’t have a covered front porch so the lights and door bake all day in the hot sun. I considered taking the lights down to paint them, but I decided to try something else instead. There is a light on each side of the front door and they both look faded and worn.
I decided to try a product I bought a few weeks ago and see if it would work on my light fixtures. The product is called ReColor by Rust-Oleum. I used it on some outdoor plastic chairs.
It did help brighten the green chairs up a bit so I decided to try it on my lights before I went to the trouble of taking them down or trying to paint them in place. Plus I didn’t want to get black paint on the brick. You can see how faded the light fixtures were:
So, I put on some disposable gloves and poured a little bit of the “Wipe New” Recolor on one of the little rags provided in the kit. I wiped it all over the light fixture. (except for the glass of course.) The wipe-new liquid reminds me of paint thinner or kerosene. It has a very strong smell and is slightly oily. The product claims to instantly restore factory finishes in minutes regardless of color. My fixtures are black. Or they were black. The directions say not to use in direct sun so I did this before the sun hit the front of the house. **Make sure you wear gloves and work in a well ventilated area and follow the directions!
And here is how they look now. I showed my husband last night and he couldn’t believe how much better they look! Also, even after 13 years I still LOVE these light fixtures. I may even put some like them on our next house…..
I’ll need to see how well it holds up over time, but I have to say I’m impressed! It was so quick and easy! It sure beats painting. The product also says it “repels dirt & water, resists stains, & adds UV protection. The box shows how it revived a 25 year old lawn mower. Who cares what your lawn mower looks like but I love that it revived my 13 year old light fixtures. Not bad, right?
So, this is one thing I can check off of my pre-selling check list! Have you used this product and did you like it? I bought this kit at Ace Hardware. Seems like it was about $19.99. Money well spent if you ask me. I hope you have a great day! xoxo Dell & Lacey