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The first step after choosing your color and bringing it home is the most important.
Step 1: ALWAYS TURN BREAKER OFF WHEN WORKING WITH ELECTRICITY!!! ALWAYS!!
ok so now we are on to the meat and potatoes
Step 2: Removal
when I say removal that means anything that can come off blades, light shades, bulbs, etc
keep track of what goes where when you are removing (a good trick is to take pics so you know where something goes back and keep your screws in a baggie labeled)
Step 3: Prep
by prep I mostly mean CLEAN everything you know dang well you haven't cleaned those fans in months trust me they are nasty those dust bunnies were having a party up there.
Step4: Tape off ceiling if you plan to leave the motor up there (which is what I did for 1 out of 4 fans I did) so you don't have over spray. Tape off the sockets where the bulbs screw in, if sprayed with paint you could possibly ruin the socket. Tape off any areas you don't want painted.
Step 5: Start painting!! do light coats read the can see how long it takes to dry and apply a cpl coats til you are happy with what you see
(this is the only fan I actually removed then I realized there was an easier way like LEAVE IT MOUNTED lol)
Step 6: Paint the blades and the doohickeys that hold them on
Some Before and Afters