Can I paint the fake brass trim (gold) on my shower doors?

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  • Emily Emily on Jul 29, 2020

    Yes just rough it up lightly with sand paper before you paint.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 29, 2020

    Yes, you can scuff with steel wool then clean with denatured alcohol. Tape off everything and drape cloth if you are going to spray paint it. My nephew did his 3 years ago, gold to silver, and it still looks great. He used RustOleum brand.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Jul 29, 2020

    I would look into a shower painting kit

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 29, 2020

    Hi Cindy: This is what I found:


    How do you paint over fake brass?


    1. Clean the brass or metal with a rag and soapy water to remove any dirt. ...
    2. Rinse the metal object and dry it thoroughly.
    3. Place the object outside on a sheet of newspaper on a clear day.
    4. Spray-paint the metal object with a spray primer designed for use on metal surfaces.

    Good luck


  • Annie Annie on Jul 29, 2020

    Im sure you can if its the alluminum frame you want to paint, you will have to make sure they are very clean. Use a good oil based paint

  • Dee Dee on Jul 29, 2020

    Rustoleum now makes a spray paint primer that you do not have to sand the metal.

    Use TSP or Krud Kutter to clean the metal. Paper off all the glass and bottom of the shower, you do not want over spray anywhere. including the walls.


    Use painters tape as close to the metal as you can, Use Rustoleum self etching primer let dry completely. Then use the Rustoleum color or your choice. Make sure you are working in a well ventilated area. Let dry for at least 3 days before use.




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  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 29, 2020

    http://homeguides.sfgate.com/paint-shower-door-frame-29160.html


     I know that Rustoleum makes different finishes such as, brushed, hammered,etc. in a wide variety of colors. Be sure to get the product made especially for bathrooms. I'm assuming there will be a lot of steam involved. Also, you might want to go lightly over the brass with sandpaper to give the new paint a surface to stick to.

  • You can do it with spray paint but know it might wear. I’ve seen this several times on Hometalk — try the search bar at the top left, tips should pop right up.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Apr 18, 2021

    I think it's all about the prep. Clean it thoroughly and then use a high-quality paint.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Apr 30, 2021

    Yes but you need to prep it by cleaning and sanding it before painting