We have four of these fans hanging from our living room ceiling. We have lived in our home for 21 years and I can't remember not having them so they are old, but still running without a problem. After redecorating the upstairs this past spring they really started to bug me. They were outdated and didn't match the decor or flow of the room. I knew to replace them was probably going to be about $75 to $100 dollars a fan so the decision was to redo instead of replace. These fans are running daily all summer long and are a must in our large living room with it's large windows covering the front of our home. They help keep the room bearable as all the windows bring in the heat. Chuck agreed to tackle the project, which meant taking down each one, cleaning accumulated dust of 20 plus years from the insides with his air compressor, then applying two coats of spray paint to the blades and base of the fan. The first coat was a dark brown, and then the second coat was Rust-Oleum American Accents Stone which gives a unique textured finish. I'm pleased with the results and the fans add to the room instead of detracting.
This is the blade of the fan after the second coat of the textured paint.
` They are all up and running, again, and I love the new look.