Using the spray paint primer spray the lamp base with light, even strokes. If you spray with heaver strokes you are likely to see a lot of drips forming. Several light coats will give you the perfect paint job so don’t overdo it! Wait approximately 20 minutes between coats of primer (if you need more than one) and allow the primer to dry 24 hours before applying the spray paint top coat. About an hour after the last coat, store the lamp in a shed or workshop if you’ve been working outdoors. One tip to remember when working outdoors is that you could be dealing with little tiny flies that like to land directly on the fresh paint. I just spray over them but you may not like that option. If you’re not happy with any imperfections, you will want to work indoors in a well ventilated space.