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You can have them chromed, but that is probably too expensive.
I'm just not sure if the paint will withstand the constant supply of water, but it's worth a try. Or, ask at a paint store.
One thought is to take them to a body shop and ask if they could paint them. Body shops paint cars all the time and I know of several who have painted kitchen appliances and other items. I don't think the cost would be prohibitive.
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Is it possible to paint a bathroom faucet? I wouldn't expect it to last forever, maybe just 3-4 years until I can come up with the funds to replace them all. There are two 8 inch center faucets, one shower ensemble, and one widespread roman tub faucet. It will cost big bucks to replace them all.
By lba2000 from Mundelein, IL
Then you can use either the paint-on or spray-on "Hammerite". With Hammerite you need no primer and it comes in metallic finishes. It's called "Hammerite" because it gives a hammered metal look. It can even be painted directly over rust. Here's their website:
You want the one at the top of the page. They also sell a similar product of a different name at Home Depot. A gallon is not cheap (about $40), but maybe you can buy a pint. It also comes in spray cans. If you mask the area off good I bet you could use their spray paint. Hammerite is not safe on counters where food is served. It also works to transform a refrigerator to a hammered stainless steel look. Talk to them at Home Depot or a store like this. (06/30/2009)
The only thing is they are very pungent, and a bit toxic when wet. You have to use gloves and probably take the pieces outside for ventilation. (07/06/2009)
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