The bathroom may seem like one of the most difficult places to update in your home, with sensitive fixtures and appliances to go around. But these three tips will guide you through using one of the most versatile decorating tools to spruce up your bathroom—paint!
Fiberglass tub or shower
Start by removing the existing hardware in the tub or shower, and cleaning the surface. Use a scum remover and/or all purpose cleaner for general grime, and acetone for any waxy spots or stubborn buildup. Use a paint designed for fiberglass tubs and showers and coat the surface evenly.
Metal fixtures (faucets, handles, knobs, hinges)
Remove the hardware or fixtures to be painted. If the items can’t be removed, use masking tape or painter’s tape to carefully tape off the surrounding areas to protect them from paint. Holding a spray paint can approximately six inches from the metal, spray the fixtures in light, even coats. Apply two coats, allowing the fixtures to dry in between coats.
Sink or cast iron tub
Remove existing hardware, and clean the entire surface and scour with steel wool. Follow with paints designed for such surfaces (typically an oil-based undercoat and a topcoat).