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Powder coat faucet??? Will it scratch??

haylz24February 11, 2013
I am wanted to powder coat my kitchen tap black to match the basin sink has anyone done this and will it be scratch resistant??
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Have a look on pinterest, where people have redone faucets and shower surrounds. Usually from brass to dark. They use a sanding, primer and good automotive spray paint method.
Everything will scratch eventually, but it sounded pretty solid. Just make sure you don't wear lots of rings when handling the tap. If painting won't work for some reason, you might think about re -plating your unit another metal. Usually about $50, at least where we live...
Hope that helps, best of luck!
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 9:33PM
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Ironwood Builders
mveasey, where do you live? There are maybe ten platers left in all of NorCal, EPA shut them down. But we do have powder coaters. Powder coating is a baked on exterior finish, we use it for things like exterior steel handrails and spiral staircases. Lasts a long time, many colors...though I'm not sure about that pink...think about handrails and stairs..lots of wear, on an exterior. Expensive for a faucet, but will last.
4 Likes    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 10:07PM
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Scott Design, Inc.
Unless the faucet is powder coated prior to assembly, I doubt you will find a coating operation willing to disassemble and reassemble all the parts and guarantee no leaks, etc. It would certainly negate the mfr's warranty. I had a chrome faucet plated and afterwards it took two attempts to assemble it plus purchase replacement parts to get it to work properly plus multiple plumber visits. The client made the decision to go ahead with the process knowing the downside. It was the perfect shape and size for her very expensive solid bronze vessel which was a work of free-form art. There are many black faucets on the market now. I strongly suggest you look into purchasing one rather than going the powder-coating route with your existing faucet.
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LB Interiors
Good advice from all above.
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 10:56PM
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Failing that and if you want to be sure, IKEA are trying to ramp up their kitchen department (so now is a time when they are producing better quality stuff to try to win people over!) - why not just replace your tap with this one. They offer limited warranty for 10 years. Could save a lot of hassle if you really want it.
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Thanks for all the advice. I live in New Zealand so we don't have ikea. But love that black tap.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 2:54AM
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You can probably order this online and have it sent to you from Australia - but first check Oz and NZ fittings are the same - all the best
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 3:20AM
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