Painted ceiling fan blades can mean working at severe heights. Use large ladders and even scaffolding may be necessary to reach all surfaces. Caution is always required when working with ladders and scaffolding. Painting a high ceiling will take longer than many color projects due to the height of the project and prep work required.
If your dusty painted ceiling fan blades with its dull white finish or faux wood grain leaves dazzle your room, consider repainting the blades to give the fan a new life. Paint fan blades to match a room, decorate to pick up a design from a looser or fabric, or even add wallpaper to the sheets if you feel particularly diligent.
Remove the fan blades from the brackets. Painted ceiling fan blades are generally attached to the brackets with three screws in each blade. Sometimes the screwdrivers are on top of the blade and you need a short-handed screwdriver to get to them. Wipe off dust and debris from the blades. Clean with a damp cloth and allow drying. Sand the leaves so the color attaches better. Wipe again to remove abrasive dust. Spray the sheets with a thin layer of high quality spray paint. Wait until the first layer of the paint dries and cover with a second layer of paint. Keep in mind that not all sheets must be the same color. Painted ceiling fan blades with alternating colors, for example, if you have a console with red, gold, brown and yellow in the design.
If you have a wallpaper border in the room, and some left, painted ceiling fan blades to match the walls. Then gently cut out subjects from the border and use wallpaper clips to apply cutouts to the blades. Make repairs the fan a family project. Let your child choose patterns or even use colored markers to draw their own after painting the blades. If she grows out, you can either paint over, or simply turn the fan blades up and down for a fresh start. While the blades are down, vacuum and clean the fan housing.