Spray Painted Shower Door

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I just wrapped up a $100 bathroom refresh in our master. We are planning a larger remodel in a few years but wanted to make the space a little easier on the eyes in the meantime. I set myself a strict budget and that meant getting creative and using supplies already on hand.

My biggest obstacle in this dated bathroom was ALL the GOLD!! I wanted to update our shower door without spending money on something we know we will be replacing quite soon. In comes the spray paint!

Step 1: I first very lightly sanded the whole door.

Step 2: Clean very well. I used a multipurpose cleaner and then wiped everything down with rubbing alcohol as well.

Step 3: Tape very carefully

Step 4: Next I used tape with plastic wrap already attached to cover literally everything from overspray. All the glass, walls, ceiling and floor were carefully covered.

Step 5: I used a paint and primer combined spray paint in flat black and sprayed 2 very light coats.

Step 6: Next up I sprayed 2 coats of flat protective enamel. I made sure to wait at least 4 hours between coats.

Step 7: I removed all the plastic first. Then scored along all the tape with a razor blade and pulled all the tape.

Step 8: I waited a solid 3 days to use this shower- to allow time for the paint to cure.

Step 9: Remove overspray with rubbing alcohol and a razor blade!

Before:The gold shower

Here I am sanding the door. I taped first but if I were you, I’d sand and then tape!

All ready for spray paint

Brand new shower!

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