Painting a toilet for a sports fan

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by jecarver229, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. jecarver229

    jecarver229 Steeler Fan

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    I am from the Pittsburgh area, and a big part of Pittsburgh is the Steelers, and a big part of that is a strong animosity for the Browns and Bengals.

    That being said, what my brother has asked for this Christmas, is a toilet painted orange... that says Ohio on the bottom... (the O would be part of the drain) and he wants to put Benglals and Browns logo's on it so that he can "poop" on those teams on a daily basis.

    Now, I am fairly artistic, so painting this toilet is not a problem, the question I have is what kind of paint or glaze to use so that it doesn't end up chipping?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. jecarver229

    jecarver229 Steeler Fan

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    Is everybody too busy laughing at me to answer?:eek: I know this is probably a strange question.
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It may take a day or two for this unusual question.

    Toilets are glazed in a kiln.
    I've never seen anyone paint one before.

    But, I'm sure it could be done.
  4. krow

    krow Plumber

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    It can be painted, but it won't last long submerged underwater. It will tend to peel. I've seen it done once and I wasn't thrilled at the look of it. As it was told to me, it was baked over top the existing color. I'm not really sure about the process though
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Use an "appliance" epoxy paint and it should last fairly long. Does he feel the same way about OSU? If so he could go for a triple header.
  6. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    If you had access to a large enough kiln, you might be able to use glaze, then refire it. If not done carefully, it could shatter. But, if it didn't, it would be as durable as the original finish. It might be a pain to clean, since it probably wouldn't be as smooth, though.
  7. JCturboT

    JCturboT New Member

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    How about using a swimming pool paint?

    It is holds up to chlorine in a pool regular toilet water should be a snap.

    Jeff
  8. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    I would use enamel paints with a clear laquer coat on top.

    They would look awesome.

    I would definitely use a quality, well-priced toilet for this. Like an American Standard Cadet 3.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  9. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    Airplane paint
  10. Scott

    Scott Flushmate

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    Any of the suggestions would work but the difficulties would not only be finding the right paint/method that would hold up under use for any length of time but ensuring an even application with no rough spots that would impede extraction and leave remnants

    Knowing the intention, a few skid marks and stains may be appropriate. :)

    I've done some research on custom paint jobs and the only way to make something that will be permanent is to get a manufacturer to paint, glaze, and fire the bowl and even then it's pretty much cost-prohibitive.
  11. steelers fan

    steelers fan In the Trades

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    I wanna see a pic too!!!!! if it turns out good can i pay you to do me one for dallas
  12. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Steeler fan, are you getting royalties for JECarver using your avitar logo?
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