HOW TO REFINISH A BATHTUB

In just a few hours, you can change the look of your bathtub by refinishing it.

Step 1: Prepare the Tub

Remove any anti-slip strips with a cleaner and degreaser. Wash the tub with an abrasive cleanser. Scrub the tub with an abrasive pad and Lime-A-Way.

Step 2: Sand the Tub

Sand the tub with 400-600 grit-wet sandpaper. There are a couple of reasons for this:

• First, when you sand the surface you’ll be removing any grime or gloss that’s left over from the cleaning.

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Second, when you rough up the surface, it will give you good adhesion for the coating.

Tip: When you’re sanding, it’s best to use wet sandpaper so the grit can be rinsed away while you’re working.

Step 3: Apply the Paint

Mix the epoxy and paint it on with a brush and roller.

Note: Small bubbles will appear on the surface as you paint, but as it dries its self-leveling properties will eliminate the bubbles.

• Brush in one direction only.

• Brush on a couple of smooth, thin coats.
• Feather the edges as you paint to avoid a hard line between painted areas.

• Apply two light coats one hour apart.

Step 4: Caulk the Corners

Caulk around the tub, corners of the tile walls and around the corner shelves.

Tip: You can use denatured alcohol for cleanup when caulking.

Highlights:


Step 1: Prepare the Tub

Step 2: Sand the Tub

Step 3: Apply the Paint

Step 4: Caulk the Corners

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