This easy diy tutorial on how to spray paint shower fixtures is the ideal method to update your shower hardware without stressing over annoying plumbing concerns.
Coarse grit sandpaper
Painter’s tape (I like this kind the best.).
Plastic ground cloth.
Auto spray primer (I’m a Rustoleum fan all the method.).
Rustoleum Universal Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint (I use this stuff on whatever.).
High gloss lacquer spray.
Razor blade or energy knife.
We didn’t use this shower for a minimum of 48 hours to be sure there would be no moisture to cause any issues. I taped off all of the fixtures initially (and it’s challenging taping in a circle).
I gave all of the chrome a comprehensive sanding with the coarse grit paper and wiped away any residual dust. I offered the components 2 light coats of the auto guide after all of the sanding, taping, and clothing.
I made sure to keep the spray can about a foot away from the fixtures and kept my hand relocating a sweeping motion to prevent any splotches or drips. I like to err on the side of care with numerous light coats instead of a couple of heavy coats to keep the finish even and smooth.
About an hour later on when the primer was dry, I gave whatever 3 light coats of the oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Followed by two coats of the high gloss lacquer. The entire job required a lot of waiting time as each coat dried, however it was worth it.
Prior to peeling up ANY tape, I scored all of the edges with a razor blade. After the tape was scored far from the fixtures, I peeled it up very gradually so none of the paint would come with it. I’m so pleased with how all of it turned out!
After the paint has actually treated for a full 24 hours, I’ll offer the entire tub a scrub down to get rid of any of that spray paint dust that I tracked in.