Paint Recessed Light Trim

Did you know you can spray paint recessed lights?!  Well I didn’t until a few weeks ago:).  We have a lot of recessed lights in our house. This is the first house where I have felt like I can actually see what I am doing.  In the last house we literally had one lamp in the living room and I always felt like I was siting in the dark:).  Our new house has a ton of “huge” recessed lights…black ones.  What’s wrong with white?  They are in every room but they are ugly….they look like mini space ships stuck in ceiling :).

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We haven’t done anything to them because I thought if we changed them it would be costly and messy but I didn’t realize I could take out the black insert of the light and spray paint it white!   Whoo hoo!  They look so much better now:)!!!

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For our living room lights all we had to so is pull out the black insert part, spray paint it, and pop it back in.  Easy!

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For our family room recessed lights Jason had to use pliers to unhook a spring  that held the black part and the rim.  Then I sprayed painted them and we put them back in.

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Just check out the difference!!!!

2 Comments

  1. Art said:

    Was wondering what paint you used. Was it metal trim or plastic? Has the paint held up to the heat? Thanks.

    December 28, 2017
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for stopping by to check out how we painted our recessed lights Art! I used Valspar spray paint suitable for metal because the trim is metal. I wasn’t worried about using one specially for heat because we used LED bulbs and they don’t heat up that much. The trim still looks great now 3 years later and I haven’t had to touch them up since.

      January 8, 2018
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