Before & After: Spray Painting Bathroom Faucets

Before & After: Spray Painting Bathroom Faucets

Jason Loper
Mar 24, 2011


Faced with dated brass bathroom faucets but don't want to get rid of them or replace them? Perhaps you should try spray painting your bathroom hardware!


It never occurred to me that it would be possible to spray paint a faucet and hardware, so when I saw this post on Addicted 2 Decorating, I actually squealed with delight. I love it when someone else goes through all the trial and error. This looks like an intense project so it's lucky for us that Kristi put together a little how-to on her blog.

The main work of this project is the sanding and taping of the hardware. Kristi sanded and sanded the hardware to prep it ... and then she sanded some more. Following the sanding, Kristi went back over everything with steel wool and then with a damp cloth. After the hardware was prepped, it was time to cover everything in tape and paper. Just as Kristi was very thorough in her sanding, she was exact with her taping.

Then it was finally time to paint! Well, it was finally time to prime, anyway. Kristi stresses the importance of using a good spray primer in her post and I believe her. Spray paint is only as good as the primer you apply. Once primed, Kristi applied 2 coats of Rust-Oleum spray paint.


Goodbye dated brass and hello modern matte black! The finished hardware looks like a million bucks! To see the full how-to post on this project, visit Kirsti's blog: Addicted 2 Decorating.

(Images: Addicted 2 Decorating)

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