Time to bust out the fans for the summer! And as we all know they are pretty bulky and ugly. So
why not give it a little sprucing up! Choose your weapon and lets get started! In this case I have a
box fan which seems to be the easiest to work with. And pretty ugly as can
Step 1: Take Apart Your Fan
1 Prepare the box fan to be taken apart by turning off the fan and unplugging it from the outlet.
2 Unscrew each screw with the screwdriver. There should be about four to eight screws, depending on the brand and model of box fan. 3 Remember to put the screws in a safe place so you can put it back together
3 Remove the front plastic screen from the box fan's body and put it off to the side.
4 Place the box fan on its back. Lift the blades away from the fan's hub.
Step 2: Cleaning
To clean it I simply use dish soap, water and Ajax which is like a powdered
bleach. You can clean it with other products too. Just about anything will
work. Just make sure to have your fan nice and clean because who wants to have
a dirty fan right? Plus cleaning will make your surface easier to work with.
Step 3: Chooshing Paint
When choosing the paint make sure it works for the type of fan you have. I recommend the Rust-Oleum Painters Touch indoor and outdoor paint because you only have to paint it once and it works for just about any material except (perhaps) plastic. No worries though!they have a special paint for plastic. Coincidentally its called Plastic! haha also from Rust-Oleum. But in my case they did not have the color I wanted so I got Plastic Primer which works like a base coat.
Step 4: Painting!
When painting with a spray can I suggest painting with a spray-can gun (shown in picture) its about 2 bucks and it keeps your hands /fingers clean; plus! its keeps you from getting finger cramps. Like I mentioned before for plastic you will need to go over it with the Plastic Primer so the paint actually stays on. Let it dry and then go over it with the color you chose. As for the other parts (non-plastic) all you have to do it paint and let it dry!
Step 5: Yay! Finished Project!
After everything is completely dry, all you have to do is put it back together and your all set and ready to show off your fancy new fan!