Leftovers With Annie: How To Paint A Bathroom Faucet

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Replacing fixtures like faucets and handles can be a costly expense. Using a good quality spray paint is a great way to go from brass to class in your home.

How To Paint A Bathroom Faucet

Watch as Annie, host of Leftovers with Annie, shows you a quick and easy transformation you can make on a budget.


Prep the Faucet

For best results, remove the faucet from the sink. Spray paint adheres best when the piece is clean. Clean the faucet with warm water and dry it completely. Follow up by roughing up the surface of the faucet with a sanding sponge.

Prep Yourself and the Space

When using spray paint, you want to be in an open air area like a backyard or a garage with the door open. Place a drop cloth on the area you plan to paint on. Be aware that overspray is possible, so you may want to add additional cloths around areas you don't want paint to get on.  A face mask is also key in keeping yourself safe from the spray.

Get Spraying

Before you use the spray paint, make sure you shake the can for 1 minute. Then, slide off the red safety clip from the trigger. Over a drop cloth, hold can upright 8-12” from surface and spray in a steady back-and forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Keep the can the same distance from the surface and in motion while spraying. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart. For best results, apply several light coats versus one heavy coat.

Let It Dry

Let the piece dry for 24 hours before reattaching to your sink.
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Published on 2/17/2021.
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