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    Default Painting a toilet for a sports fan

    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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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 by Ian Gills; 12-16-2009 at 01:23 PM.

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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.

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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

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

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