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Post by Rachel25 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:08 pm

Hi everyone :-P

In my flat the previous owner had replaced the toilet seat which has now begun to fade and go yellowish. It seems like it's reasonable quality (quite heavy, dunno if it's maybe ceramic or porcelain) so I'd like to paint it to refresh it to match the still-white main toilet.

Does anyone know what type of paint I need? And would it be possible to use a spray-able paint which would hopefully be easier?

Thanks for any help :dunno: :dunno:

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Post by moderator7 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:18 pm

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Post by Rachel25 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:47 pm

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Post by dewaltdisney » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:56 pm

Toilet seats are so cheap it s not worth the effort painting it. They are usually quite easy to fit and held on with a couple of wing nut type bolts just under the hinge location on the pan. Have a look at Screwfix https://www.screwfix.com/c/bathrooms-ki ... t_by=price they start at £7

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Post by Dave54 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:09 pm

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Just get a new one.
Painting's not worth the trouble, and if they're painted they look pretty nasty when they get chipped or wear.
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Post by London mike 61 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:09 pm

If you go and buy a replacement toilet seat, take a photo of the existing one because there are slight variations on shape and when you get to a store the range can be confusing .
Here is a rough guide https://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/bat ... oilet-seat

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Post by dewaltdisney » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:21 pm

Also, a template made of card or paper tracing the outline of the pan helps. If you get the old seat off you can include the holes on the template as well. :thumbright:

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Post by Rorschach » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:32 pm

dewaltdisney wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:21 pm
Also, a template made of card or paper tracing the outline of the pan helps. If you get the old seat off you can include the holes on the template as well. :thumbright:

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Yes this is important, it was a struggle for me to find a replacement seat and having a template helped. I found a sheet of newspaper to be the ideal size and it folds up small to go in your pocket when out shopping.
I suggest you don't use a sharpie to trace though, otherwise you end up with a black ring around your existing seat, good job we found a replacement quick! lol
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