Nearly four years ago, I painted the faucets in our budget friendly guest bathroom makeover. You can see how I painted them here.
Do I regret it? Not one bit. Has it held up? For the most part. Here is how they look four years later…
These faucets are in a guest bathroom that gets used every day however it’s not heavy use. And I learned after taking this picture that the spout was even less chipped than shown. That’s mostly dried toothpaste. Oops.
The fix: Since my paint is not flaking, I sprayed Rustoleum’s Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze onto a styrofoam plate (until I got a “puddle” of paint). Then I used a Q-Tip to touch up the paint.
Once that was dry (a few hours), I sealed the touch ups with clear nail polish.
Good as new!
Guest ready once again…
For us, painting the faucets updated the old vintage pedestal sink and kept the cost of our bathroom makeover down. Finding separate hot and cold faucets with their own spout was a challenge so painting the faucets worked for us. I do have to say…it’s rather odd having one spout for cold and one spout for hot. There’s no dilly-dallying washing hands under the hot spigot…ouch! Filling the sink is the only option for “warm” water. Strange, isn’t it?
And in case you’re wondering, the painted floor has held up well too!