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Renovating bathroom fixtures, faucets/spouts




I'm a new homeowner (in Colts Neck, NJ) of a not-so-new home that has shiny (gold-colored) solid brass fixtures in the bathroom, specifically the sink, shower and jacuzzi tub. We want to change the metal color scheme to all chrome/nickel (silver-colored)without having to rip out the faucets and replace them...is this possible at a reasonable cost? To replace would be nearly impossible as the jacuzzi buttons, necks around the jets, etc. are all this gold-colored brass. In lieu of true "refinishing" is there a paint or store-bought finish that can be applied to give the silver look?

Kimberly J. Raymond
- Colts Neck, New Jersey
2006



There are companies specializing in in-situ "brush plating" who may be able to help you, Kimberly. Casual methods like paint and wax rubs (Rub'N'Buff [affil links]) probably will not hold up at all in this kind of environment.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
2006



I live in St. Louis Missouri and there's a company here that manufactures "Liquid Stainless Steel" paint [on eBay or Amazon]
I've used it on my faucets in the kitchen and it works great. The company is Thomas' Kitchen Art.

John Fechter
- St. Louis, Missouri
2006

Ed. note 2023: Thomas' seems to no longer exist. The St. Louis supplier appears to have been renamed Giani Granite or simply Liquid Stainless Steel.





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