Well, little did I realize this project was going to SO NERVE-WRACKING! I also thought spray painting was supposed to be “easy.” Boy, was I wrong! I will admit, I almost gave up on this project. I used the laundry room hardware as my “testers,” and I did not realize there was a technique to spray paint. I overdid it, sprayed too close, and it just looked like a mess. Luckily, I kept with it, THANK FROM THE HELP OF MY FRIENDS FOR THEIR SUPPORT, and I am so glad I did because I feel our kitchen looks SO MUCH better!
I know, I know. It looks good, but silver just is NOT my jam. I wanted to give the kitchen a little pop and favor my design style some more. My husband was skeptical of the change and my ability to spray paint a faucet while still in our kitchen! He told me he wanted “no part” in this project, so I was flying solo!
- Trimaco SuperTuff 9 ft. x 12 ft. Paper/Poly Drop Cloth – 2 Pack – * Make sure you get one with a waterproof lining!
- 3M Pro Grade 220 Grit Sandpaper – *Honestly, any will do. This is what we had on hand
- 3 – Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Plus White Primer Spray – * We had 45 hardware and a faucet to spray and we needed 3 bottles
- 3 – Rust-Oleum Professional 15 oz. High Performance Enamel Flat Black Spray Paint
- 2 – Rust-Oleum Speciality 11 oz Clear Matte Spray
Steps for Spraying Hardware
- Take off all your hardware and washed them with hot water and dish soap
- Sand them down with sandpaper to assist the spray paint in sticking to metal
- Spray with primer and allow at least 30 minutes for the primer to dry
- Spray two coats of black spray paint and allow 30 minutes for the paint to dry
- Spray matte finish
- Allow at least 12 hours to dry
Steps for Spraying Faucet
The same steps apply, but the prep work looks a little different. I made sure to cover my kitchen floor to ceiling with a drop cloth to ensure I did not deface it! I also used frog tape to get VERY close to the base of the faucet and cover the sink area to avoid any unwanted paint to harm the granite. I then cut holes in the drop cloth to put the valve through, and then I secure the drop cloth with frog tape again.
Not going to lie, spray painting the faucet in the kitchen was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. I also used a cardboard box that I cut one of the sides out to spray the faucet to avoid any extra mess or potential dangers to my all-white kitchen. I think if I were to do this again, I would just use a large piece of cardboard behind the portion I am spraying to catch additional mess.
I also bought a small can of Rust-Oleum Rust 1 Qt. Protective Enamel and a small paint brush to use for touch-ups or any spots I did not cover well during the spray paint process.
I am curious to see how it all holds up over time and plan to keep you updated!
Matte Black Reveal!
Are you a fan of the matte black?! If I can spray paint my faucet…SO CAN YOU! Please let me know if you decide to do this and tag me at @livingwiththelamberts !