Gold and silver coated utensils and sanitary ware

Q: Please advise concerning the permissibility of plating metals, namely water taps, with gold, silver, or chrome, to protect them from rusting or corrosion. May Allah grant you health and a long life.

A: It is impermissible to plate the utensils with gold or silver. As for chrome, there is no harm in painting with it if it is useful in the mentioned way.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.