Lavatory faucet trim/escutcheon?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by pontiousk, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. pontiousk

    pontiousk New Member

    Oct 30, 2012
    I am replacing an old 1986 lavatory faucet (8" widespread) in my home as part of a remodel. When I took off the old faucet, it left rust stains around the handles in the cultured marble. The cultered marble counters are in great shape and I would like to keep them, but when I set the new faucet handles in, the rust stains are visible. The old faucet at the base was 2 1/2" diameter, and the new one is 1 1/2", so there is approx. 1/2" of rust stain around the new handles. We have tried all of the products to try to take the rust stain out but with no luck.

    My question is: Is there any kind of trim plate or escutcheon that I can mount under the new handles that is 2 1/2" diameter to hide the rust stains? Ideally it would be flat, like a washer, and chrome to match the new faucet with a 1" hole in the middle. I have looked at the local big box stores and searched the internet but have not found anything. I know they make similar plates for bath faucets...

    thanks in advance,
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    There are companies who can probably polish out the rust stains
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  4. kreemoweet

    kreemoweet In the Trades

    Sep 7, 2009
    Seattle. WA
    Guys who install granite/stone slabs are really good at filling/polishing/making disappear imperfections in their stuff,
    using epoxy fillers. Maybe you could find one of them to grind out and fill the bad spots, if he/she is willing to work
    on "cultured marble" (= plastic).
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