I often feel sorry for cool, old lamps and furniture that always has t be painted or sprayed. What about keeping them as they are? I was lucky to be given two lamps like this, so I gave one away to a good friend. Now I´ve given my lamp a small facelift. I wanted a new conduction. So I taped it with black (electrician) tape instead of buying a new one. I made the outlet black with a black felt-tip pen. Happy change.