Can you spray paint your bathroom faucets? Oh yes you can and 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.
The Before of the Master Bathroom Makeover
First 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 had our work cut out for us wouldn’t you say?
Painting The Wallpaper
We re-did so much to this master bathroom! First we painted right over the wallpaper a pretty robins egg blue. We tried removing the wallpaper but previous owners had wallpapered right over the drywall 🙁
The wallpaper started to pull the drywall off. So we glued any lifting corners of the wallpaper and opted to just paint right over the wallpaper.
It looked amazing! I wish I had taken clearer photos! But you can see the massive difference.
Adding Wood Trim To Mirrors
Next we added wood trim that we painted black around each of the large mirrors. That alone made a huge difference!
I also sewed a valance to go above the shower and one above the window over the tub.
Since I was going for a French look I used black and white Toile fabric that I purchased at Wal-Mart! Then I simply whipped up a basic black curtain to go underneath. I think this just made the room pop!
Chandelier Over The Tub
Don’t you love this little chandy!! I found it at a thrift store. Since it is not electrical I used candles in place of the bulbs.
It is now safe to put above the tub…well unless the drips of hot wax hit you while you are in the tub but nonetheless it looks cute!
Spray Painted Knobs and Door Handles
Since I was spray painting bathroom faucets I decided to spray the yellow wire basket black that I had sitting on the bathroom counter to match the theme.
Paint makes such a huge difference whether you spray paint, chalk paint or use regular paint from a can it has a dramatic effect. Look at how my master bath in my new house looks after chalk painting the vanity! The vanity used to be dark wood and made the bathroom feel bleak.
Here is the other vanity on the other side of the bathroom after we had painted the walls. At this point there were no knobs on the cabinets or drawers, no trim around the mirror and you can still see all the brass faucets, towel rack and the brass lights.
What a difference!
We even took the door knobs off of all the doors and sprayed them black too.
Oh my gosh I just can’t tell you how much we love this bathroom now! The transformation is just huge! Ok now on to the whether or not you can spray paint bathroom faucets!
Can You Spray Paint Bathroom Faucets?
YES! You can spray paint bathroom faucets! We took the sink faucets off and lightly sanded them and then spray painted them with a textured flat black spray paint.
We used Krylon Outdoor textured finish to give it an iron look.
They look amazing now and have held up quite well. For anyone thinking of doing this, I would probably use a primer of some sort on the faucets before painting them just to help the paint adhere even better.
Really though they turned out so beautiful!
Can You Spray Paint Bathtub Faucets?
YES! You can! 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. I used paper and tape to cover the tub, the cabinet and wall area. It was a total pain but so worth it don’t you think?
To clean the newly painted faucets, I would use a Clorox wipe. I wouldn’t use anything that would scratch the paint. We love love love how it all turned out! I would love to know if anyone else has tried this…let me know by leaving a comment below.
Light Fixture Mishap
There was one mishap! Do you see these lovely brass lights? Not a fan! We drove to Lowes to find something to replace them.
We found some that were gorgeous and seriously marked down! The new lights were silver so I immediately spray painted them black. They had 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 lights, we discovered that there were 3 separate holes cut in the mirror where the old lights were attached. THREE! The new light fixtures (that I just spray painted black, only had one small base to cover up the holes with!) 🙁 NOT GOOD!
We tried all kinds of different ideas! Cutting a piece of wood for a new base or even adding more mirror to cover the holes.
In our new house we bought new bubble glass covers. It was a much easier process to install and wow they look amazing!
Ok back to our old house lighting situation- After running all over town trying to come up with a simple solution, we ended up having to buy another set of the not so pretty plain brass lights that we had just taken down. We decided to spray paint them black.
You may be asking why didn’t we just spray paint the old ones? We had already gotten rid of them and they were long gone ugggh!
My sister got to inherit the brand new light fixtures since I couldn’t return them because I had spray painted them black!
Lesson learned! When replacing light fixtures look at the base to see what type you need first.
All in all it was a big project, we learned a lot and ultimately loved our new bathroom! So can you spray paint bathroom faucets? Yes you can!
Have you checked our most current master bathroom makeover in our new house? I love the beachy look and this time I used chalk paint on the cabinets!
Speaking of chalk paint check out these other two projects that I did. Chalk painted entertainment center and Chalk painted master bedroom furniture.
Other Decor Posts
Make sure to check out all my other DIY decorating posts. Below is a picture of our dining room table that we added a plank top to. My mom had this table in our house growing up and then handed it down to me. I needed it to be a little bit bigger so my hubby and son in law figured how to add a planked top to the existing table to add length and width! Click on photo to see all our projects.
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I cant wait until I stop flipping houses. Then I can finally do this kind of stuff for my forever home and have it just the way I want it! Its not so fun when your not doing it for you to enjoy.
Sarah O'brien says
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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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!
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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Rubi Tile Cutter says
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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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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Nann from At Nann's Table says
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!!
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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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Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
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Beautifully Coastal Design Blog says
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?
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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?
Lacy Naud says
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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Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) says
Saw this on your side bar and came over to look… you did a FANTASTIC job! Good for you. It all looks wonderful.
Would you mind telling me the brand for the paint you used for the faucet?
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. Thanks
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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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? email@example.com
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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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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