The sink hole cover was copper, but after years of cleaning, the color is wearing off. I'd like it to be the same color in acrylic paint (which I have) as our faucet, which is bronze. Can this be done?

Hole cover - electroplate

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    What do you mean by 'sink hole cover'?
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    This 'snap in' sink hole cover (pictured) is electroplated. Can I get a 'nice'?
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    @Stan if only edit could be upvoted... Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 15:07

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In a word, Yes.
You can paint the metal part to match the faucet; but the finish will be cosmetic, and will wear off with cleaning using anything abrasive. It will not last as long as the original metal-plated surface. You will have to re-apply the acrylic cover-up periodically.

You can get a replacement and/or avoid aggressive cleaning of the used surface-treated one.

Painting will be a short-term hack.

Good luck.


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