Sometimes, a nice coat of paint is all you need to transform an ugly faucet into a sleek swanky-looking bathroom fixture. So you don’t necessarily need to replace your old faucet if it’s working just fine.
Replacing a new faucet does not cost much, but if you are looking to install an avante-garde faucet, be prepared to spend quite a bit of money. However, if you don’t want to replace your old faucet, but you don’t like its ugly look, the easiest and cheapest way to transform it into a beauty is by giving it a coat of paint.
Faucet paint options are wide and varied. You can choose a paint that will glow up your bathroom or enhance your bathroom decor.
Choosing your faucet paint color is not difficult; you can go with the color you prefer. However, it is advisable to buy spray paint as it is easier to use, and it makes the whole painting process easy and effortless.
Also, you don’t need to remove your faucet to paint it. This makes the process easier and less time-consuming.
That said, here how to paint a bath faucet/filler.
Wash the faucet with some soap and water to remove andy dirt and dust, and wipe it dry with a clean cloth. You can leave it for a couple of minutes to ensure that it is free of any water particles. Then lightly sand the faucet with sandpaper, and then wipe it down.
Use a painter’s tape to tape off the handles, if you don’t want to paint them, and all around the faucet and anywhere else you don’t want to get paint on. Use old rags or a drop cloth to cover the sink, countertop, and walls.
Use a primer and apply it to the faucet in whichever direction you choose. You can choose a paint that has a primer to make things easier for you.
Once you have applied the primer, let it dry. Once it has dried, go ahead and start painting the faucet using your spray paint. Apply a light coat at first and then let it dry. It should take an hour or so for the paint to dry. Once it’s dry, apply a second coat and leave it to dry. You can apply up to a third coat if you want. It all depends on you.
Lastly, apply a sealant to give the faucet a nice glossy look and to protect the finish. You can get a high-quality and affordable protective finish on Amazon.
Tip: Make sure to open a window and to wear a respirator before you start painting to protect yourself from breathing in the paint fumes.
Once you are done painting the faucet, you can go ahead and remove the tape and whatever else you had used to protect the sink area. Then stand back and marvel at your work.
Bathroom faucet care and maintenance tips
Consult the owner’s manual
Bathroom faucets differ in style and design, and they also have different finishes, and they are made of different materials. Knowing the best cleaner to use for your bathroom faucet is essential. You don’t want to use a cleaner that is too harsh that it will cause permanent damage to the faucet or its finish.
Consult your instruction manual on what cleaners to use to avoid damaging your faucet. If you use the wrong cleaner and your faucet gets marred, your warranty at this point will not be of any help to you. If it’s clearly indicated not to use corrosive or caustic cleaning agents or scrub brushes, steel wool, or abrasive pads in the warranty, avoid doing so.
Avoid harsh cleaners on faucet finishes
To avoid damaging your faucet’s finish, use dish soap, warm water, and a soft cloth. Faucet surfaces don’t get as dirty as the inside parts, so you don’t need to use any special cleaning agent, but you can use white vinegar or lemon if you need to get rid of stubborn dirt.
For scrubbing and wiping, use a sponge or a soft brush and a soft clean cloth. Avoid using hard brushes or abrasive pads at all costs. Of course, unless you are willing to incur the cost of any damage that may occur to the faucet’s finish.
Don’t ignore leaks
If you notice your faucet is leaking, no matter how small the leak, don’t ignore it, as it will only get worse. Not to mention that it will eventually damage the cupboards underneath your sink.
So make sure to get the leak fixed immediately. If you are not up to doing it yourself, hire a plumber.
Painting your bathroom faucet is a great way to give your sink area and entire bathroom a lift. You don’t need to buy an elegant faucet; simply give your old one a good coat of paint, and it will make your whole bathroom look amazing.
But take great caution on the type of paint you use, and also make sure to use a sealant to protect the finish.