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Can you Spray Paint Bathroom faucets?...Oh yes you can!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Can you spray paint your bathroom faucets, lights, door handles and shower trim?
Will it last?....

I have moved from this house so I don't know how it has held up...But I think as long as you don't use abrasive cleaners on the faucets they should last a long time. I would also ask your local paint guy at Lowe's or Home Depot if there is some sort of sealer to put over them to protect them from hard water spots.

We did a lot to this room. We added trim around the mirrors, painted the faucets, door knobs, cabinet knobs and shower trim black and I also made curtains for the shower area as well as the other side of the bathroom over the window.

Do you not love this little chandy!! It is candles so it is safe to put above the tub...well unless the dripping hit you while you are in the tub...but nonetheless it looks cute!


See the before pictures as you move on down...it is dramatic!

We are thrilled with the results!



Let's take a trip down memory lane...here is the before shot of the shower area with the lovely orange and yellow wallpaper and brass trim around the shower. We used an oil base satin finish black paint for the trim. Here is the after!! We painted over the wallpaper with a delicious robin's egg blue color and I made this toile valance from fabric that I purchased at
Wal-Mart probably 3 years ago!
It looks amazing made into a valance and then I simply whipped up a basic black curtain to go underneath. I think this just made the room pop!
I even spray painted the yellow tiered wire basket black!


Here is the other vanity on the other side of the bathroom after we painted the walls..but no knobs on the cabinets or drawers, no trim around the mirror and you can still see all the brass faucets and towel rack and the brass lights.What a difference! My amazing hubby added the trim around the mirrors, we spray painted the faucets with a textured black paint (close-ups are shown later) then we bought some silver knobs at Lowes and spray painted them black too. Again during the process..the main vanity......After with the black trim around the mirror, the black knobs, the new lighting painted black and the curtains hung.We even took the door knobs off of all the doors and sprayed them black too.

Here is the bath tub during the process. We could not figure out how to get the bath tub fixtures off so I had to tape all around everything to be able to spray paint them. It was a pain but....



So worth it don't you think?Okay here is the one mishap...see these lovely brass lights...well we went to Lowes to find something to replace them....we did...the lights were gorgeous and seriously marked down.....Here are the new lights...they were silver so I spray painted them black...they have white bell shaped covers that hang off of where the blue tape is.... I was so excited to get them hung up...they were going to be perfect! Well....





As fate would have it..once we took off the old ones..we discovered that there were 3 separate holes cut in the mirror and the new fixtures (the ones that I had just spray painted ) only have one small base to cover it with! We tried all kinds of different ideas...cutting a piece of wood for a new base, we thought about adding more mirror to cover the holes...after running all over town trying to come up with a simple solution.... we ended up having to buy another new set of simple lights and spray painting them black and my sweet amazing hubby hung them up to cover the holes. (why didn't we just spray paint the old ones you may be asking? because my hubby chucked them and they were gone) So I gave two sets to my sister for her new bathroom and I still have one that I hope to use somewhere else. Sink faucets before...





Sink faucets after! We took them off and lightly sanded them and then spray painted them with a textured flat black spray paint...Krylon Outdoor spaces textured finish..but I think any kind of black textured spray paint would work. . They look like Iron now and seem to be holding up quite well. I still have to figure out how to get rid of the cracks in the sinks. For anyone thinking of doing this....I would probably use a primer of some sort on the faucets underneath to help the paint adhere even better.

To clean them..I would use a clorox wipe.... nothing that would scratch it.

WE love love love how it all turned out !



Would love to know if anyone else has tried this...let me know!!


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52 Responses to “Can you Spray Paint Bathroom faucets?...Oh yes you can!”

  1. I'm glad to see someone else do this! I spray painted my bathtub faucet black last year and it has held up great! I replaced the other faucets. but the bathtub ones were $250 and up...not happening! Mine has held really well so far. I would love to do the edge of the shower door, but was not brave enough. Beautiful!! Love the blue!

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  2. This is fantastic! I can't believe how great it turned out...a lot of work but worth it..just great! :D

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  3. Great job. It looks fabulous. I used oil rubbed bronze to paint my bathroom lights, and yes, what a difference. Everything looks amazing. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Wow, this is quite a transformation...looks wonderful. I have been thinking of spray painting my bathroom mirrors. You have given me the push to do it.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  5. Love it, love it, love it. I've been thinking about doing this also but with an oil rubbed bronze finish. Yours looks fantastic!

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  6. YOu should have your own home improvement show! I can't believe all you can do! Your bathroom is stunning and so upscale! I have 5 bathrooms ( I know I must have been crazy!) that could use a facelift!
    Yvonne

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  7. I never would have thought to do that in a million years. What a great idea!

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  8. Hello my love, Yes, you have done it again. I agree with Yvonne, you should hve your own home improvement show and......you could start with your very own mothers. YES?
    It's wonderful and I love, love, love it!
    xoxoxox MOM

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  9. great job! I knew the house for sale pics I saw earlier were nice but looks like you worked really hard to get them that way. lol

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  10. great job! I have always wanted to do this; I just didn't know how it would hold up. Very impressive!

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  11. Wow this looks fantastic! I'm going to try it on my ugly door handle on my front door!! Thank you!

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  12. Dramatic is right! What a huge difference it makes. LOVE how it turned out!

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  13. Would share exactly what spray paint and brand you used. I would like to try this with my bathroom.

    Thanks - Kari

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  14. What brand did you use? I am totally going to do this with my awful brass fixtures!

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  15. Thanks for sharing your bathroom re-do. We're getting ready to do ours too and now I don't need to spend lots of bucks to do it!

    Would love to know how you painted the trim on the shower door. We have the same type. How did you tackle the silicone at the joints?

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  16. Great job! Just curious as to how you protected the surrounding tub area when spray painting the shower trim. Also, did you use a base coat / primer? How is it holding up?

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  17. Your post was inspiration to me! I have spray painted every. single. door knob and hinge in our house and they are looking great so far. My husband suggested I spray paint the faucets but I hesitated...until I read this. I am so glad I found your blog through the DIY show off! Now I know it can be done. I'd probably seal the faucets with some kind of clear sealer too, did you? Also, yes, let me know if you figure out a way to get the cracks out of your sink, I'd love to know!

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  18. I am so excited to have found your blog. I have the gold knobs and fixtures in just about every room of my home and have been considering painting them. I know that it would cost far less than buying all new. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to giving it a try.

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  19. P.S. Make sure to use a primer! Rustoelum makes one that is a metal primer. I also sanded my knobs and stuff before that. Infarrantly Creative has a great tutorial: http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/2010/03/spray-painting-door-knobs.html

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  21. Bathrooms should have clean appearance. Especially if you are going to try to sell a house, this area is one the main areas of the house the wife are looking at, with the other being the kitchen. Thinking of getting a bathtub paint job done, that's a great idea.

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  22. Hi, I'm just now discovering your great blog & I noticed it's been about a year since this post. So I'm wondering how the paint on the faucet fixtures has worn?! Inquiring minds want to know! Would you please shoot me an email & let me know? mishlunt@yahoo.com

    Warmly, Michelle

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  23. As with Michelle, I too am curious how the paint on the faucets is holding up. I'd also like to know the exact process you used to prepare & paint your faucets & what products you used. Please email me, skhaynie1@msn.com. Thanks!

    Sharyl

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  24. I would love to know how the faucets are holding up also...??? I'm in the middle of remodeling my bathroom and was going to try this.

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  25. I also would LOVE to know how the faucets are holding up as we are doing a remodel and would like to spend the faucet replacement money on other items. Please email me at daveandmags@gmail.com. Thanks

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  26. I too would love to know what you used to paint the faucets and shower trim and how!! We are about to move into our first home and the bathroom has horrible gold everywhere! thanks so much for your help and great job! looks fabulous! email me at ambersteppling@me.com

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  27. Hi,
    I am so going to do this...I also wanted to show you how I fixed the cracks in my bathroom sink, here are some videos on my blog.
    http://moyer-minebydesign.blogspot.com/

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  28. Could you send me an email telling me what kind of paint that you used. I would so love to do my bathroom this way. Thanks.

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  29. Would you mind telling me the brand for the paint you used for the faucet?

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  30. Saw this on your side bar and came over to look... you did a FANTASTIC job! Good for you. It all looks wonderful.
    Best,
    Gloria

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  32. I was really excited to read this article but disappointed that the blogger hasn't responded to inquiries about the faucet paint holding up. I can only assume at this point that it hasn't...or has it?

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  33. Great job! I love it. I quickly scanned through the post..did you replace your vanity completely or paint the old vanity? I read that you painted the facets black..did I miss something? I am making a list up for our handyman/home remodeler and the Main bathroom that guest use is on our "Wish List" I'd like to frame out the mirror and replace the lights above the mirror. The old vanity is the builder orginal in 1977. We have replaced the toilet and the bathtub is in good condition. Been used only 3 or 4 times in 7 yrs. We are shower people..so I'm going to let that go unless we have it sprayed professionally but don't want to go to that expense. We just replaced the toilet..and plumber told us there are 2 layers of flooring in addition to the original ceramic tile..We think the last layer is cheap sheeting type and I can live with that for a while. It's easy to keep clean and to mop.

    I'm just wondering if the old vanity which is probably the MDF wood, will it paint up well? Has anybody ever had any experience with this?

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  34. Everything looks awesome but I'm wondering how you painted the shower trim. Did you take it all apart and spray it, or did you hand paint it? How well did it wear?

    Smiles,
    Lesli @ BeautifullyCoastal.com

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  35. Beautiful renovation....Your bath looks fantastic...

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  36. Hi all,
    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful information specially the last part I care for such info much.

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  37. I saw this post on your sidebar and since I have black toille in one of our bathrooms this really got my attention. WOW it r e a l l y made a difference with all the paint etc etc. Your husband did an excellent job. Well done!! Can't believe the before and after pictures. You have given me some really good ideas. Thanks for sharing this dramatic transformation!!

    Nann

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    2. Awesome Job! I'm so glad to have found this site because I want to paint my bathroom fixtures too! I saw on EHOW where it says to sand every inch of the surface to be painted with a 220 grit so the paint will adhere. Then spray 1 coat of a metal primer/2 coats of metal paint/2 coats of a protective lacquer and it should make them very durable. This is going to save me SOOOOO much money instead of replacing the fixtures!! I just knew this had to be possible! So glad I checked the internet!!

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  38. I think it will become more stunning and beautiful when we put extra effort on its painting and designs.

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  41. Spray Coater evolved from airbrushes, and the two are usually distinguished by their size and the size of the spray pattern they produce. Wow, you can really see the result of using a spray in painting, amazing!

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  43. A new bathroom sink can go a long way in revitalizing your bathroom. When you’re on a strict budget, this may be a good way to change the look of your bathroom without breaking the bank.

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  44. I like your black color tapes. I get a lot of ideas from this blog for my bathroom. You can also repaint your sink by texturing or use plaster of paris to full lines.

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  45. I've really enjoyed designs of this post, and love your blog. Thanks.

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  46. I'd definitely love to put spray paint on future bathtub faucet after saving up money to buy one of those affordable acrylic bathtubs out there.

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  47. Im going to try the spray paint on the faucets as well, if it doesnt look right, Im only out $7. I was going to try it before I replaced them. They work great, just dont like the color! Yours looks amazing!

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  50. I had never considered doing this with spray paint. From the pictures it looks like it works out pretty well. I will have to try this out with my own bathroom fixtures in Edmonton and hopefully it will turn out as well as yours.

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