Can I Paint A Touch Lamp And Still Preserve Functionality?

Can I Paint A Touch Lamp And Still Preserve Functionality?

Kristen Lubbe
Apr 29, 2011

Q: We have two bedside touch lamps (see attached picture) that are extremely functional but extremely outdated. The black metal and blue tinted plastic accents don't exactly jive with our soft and warm bedroom decor, either. A coat of spray paint could go a long way, but I'm unsure whether that would lose the conductivity of the metal and ruin the lamp. Do any of your readers have experience painting touch lamps? Is one kind of paint better than others (magnetic paint, maybe)?

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