Home Depot Community member fourkoals is faced with a common bathroom dilemma – mismatched bath metal finishes. He wants to unify and update the look of his bathroom without the cost of totally replacing his shower door frame. That’s where Forum associate PaintPro steps in to help with advice on painting metal. Read on for PaintPro’s practical and cost-effective solution to this problem.
Fourkoals: I am updating my bathroom. Currently the shower door frame has a brass finish. I want to paint it bronze to match my faucet and light bar. Can this be done? Thank you.
Paintpro: Yes it is possible to freshen up the surface with a new finish – but there will be a few steps involved to make this happen.
Here’s what to do when painting metal:
- Lightly sand the metal surface. Be careful not to scratch the glass or scuff with steel wool.
- Tape off any surrounding glass, hardware, etc.
- Spray paint the surface with Rust-Oleum’s Universal paint.
This paint will stick to just about anything and is extremely durable. Because it’s made by Rust-Oleum it stops and prevents rust.
Here are some of the colors they offer:
Hope this helps you.
Remember: “Have fun- it’s only paint”
Another Forum associate, PatinPaint, later confirmed PaintPro’s advice and also added some insight about his own personal DIY project that involved painting metal.
PatinPaint: I recently used the product he recommended on the wheels of a 21-year old convertible … In the time since, they have been exposed to rain, highway traffic, and cleaning with everyday car care products. They look fresh and clean … improving the overall appearance of the vehicle.
He then offered this great tip.
PatinPaint: The key to a smooth finish is applying thin coats about thirty minutes apart … then allow them to cure for several hours and carefully remove the tape. [In the bathroom DIY update] I would resist using the shower for several days if possible.
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