Well, except for me that is, because I seriously want to show you my toilet.
This DIY fix was just too good not to share because it worked like a charm!
Why are you so worried about your toilet, you ask? We are in the process of moving, and by in-process I mean I think about how much I need to pack. Every day. And then I blog about painting my toilet.
We are finally leaving a loud city apartment and upgrading to a house in the quiet tranquility of a rural small town, just outside Seattle. We're really excited, but the packing, cleaning and moving part isn't so much fun (especially since in July we actually packed and moved everything out, but due to a bad situation, ended up having to move right back in. Blah!).
So, in an attempt to leave this place better than we found it (and a full deposit refund!) we need to pretty up the old toilet seats that have been cleaned so many times the paint has started to rub off. They're not gross and dirty I promise! Just in need of a little re-painting so they look as clean as they really are.
I stumbled on this Toilet Seat Makeover post that gave me the how-to's, and promptly ran over to Home Depot to grab some spray paint. And away I went.
HOW TO PAINT YOUR TOILET SEAT SO IT LOOKS LIKE NEW
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Rust-oleum Painter's Touch 2x Ultra Cover Spray Paint + Primer in Gloss White - $3.87 at Home Depot (as recommended by the other website & worked great; unless your toilet's a different color)
- A well-ventilated area such as outside or a garage (*I tried to spray paint the toilet seat in the bathroom as the other site directed, but I fumigated myself. Gah! So I took it outside, even though it was like 30 degrees. I'd rather freeze than faint.)
- Newspaper, painters cloth or other cover that can get painty
- Clothes to spray paint in
STEP 1: Give your toilet a quick and thorough cleaning, and let the toilet seat dry completely.
STEP 2: Remove your toilet seat (SIMPLE! just use a flat-head screw driver) and bring toilet seat to a well-ventilated place
STEP 3: Use your drop cloth or newspaper to cover areas of the toilet seat you don't want to get painted.
STEP 4: Follow the directions on the spray paint can and shake til its well mixed
STEP 5: Spray a light coating 6-10 inches away on the toilet seat and let it dry. Don't spray too close or over spray or you'll get drips and bubbles. I waited about 30 or so minutes in-between each coating.
STEP 6: Repeat step 5 as many times as you need to for desired results. (*previous website warned not to over-spray or it won't look good)
STEP 7: Once completely dry (which according to the can, and by can I mean paint (pun fully intended), it should be "dry enough to handle in 1 hour/ fully dry in 24 hours"), & return your *LIKE NEW* toilet seat to your throne.
It really is a great transformation because this re-painted toilet seat now looks as clean as it is! It will sparkle and shine so much they may give us a bonus in addition to our deposit! Ha! Not likely. But the new tenants will be happy with their toilets, and what's not to love about that?
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go pack! ;)
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