If you buy a house and can't afford upgrades: Change out your builder grade brass shower trim using Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint ... what would cost you $800 to replace, will only cost you $5 to paint. Holds up well with the water because it is indoor/outdoor paint..... (Pinner says: I also did this with my light fixtures when we moved into our house) Sprays Painting, Lights Fixtures, Builder Grade, Brass Shower, Rubs Bronze, Rustoleum Oil, Shower Trim, Oil Rubs, Bronze Sprays
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