Bathtub Resurfacing

bathtub resurfacingIf your tub or shower stall is looking old and grimy, you may have thought getting it changed. As the term suggests, bathtub resurfacing simply freshens up your present tub by getting rid of layers off the area and applying a brand-new coat.

The standard way to resurface a bathtub is to sand it down, and use a brand new coat and finish. You can hire somebody to do it or you can do it yourself.

You will require to purchase a tub resurfacing kit if you decide to do it yourself. There are several kits readily available, with varying paint and finish types. Although these bathtub resurfacing kits are used in the exact same or comparable method across the board, make sure you select one that will match the color and shine that you want.

Ensure that you clean your tub extensively. , if your kit includes its own cleaning option make sure that you utilize it.. This is professional grade stuff that can eliminate oils and resins that might not show up.

You should dry it totally prior to you start. Clean it down and finish up with a hair dryer.

There are lots of various grades of sand paper out there, but for bathtubs and sinks, lots of concur that 220 and 240 is perfect. After you have completed sanding, wash off the loosened grains with water, then dry off the tub area entirely.

Next, you wish to get off the old primer by using primer reducer. Apply it vigorously with a paper towel or sponge. After you get the old guide off, fill in all noticeable fractures with putty. Let the putty dry for 30 minutes.

Use the new primer and let it dry for 30 minutes. Finally, use the final coat of epoxy and let it dry for about 48 hours before you utilize the tub again. For these last 2 steps, you’ll wish to make sure you have good ventilation as the fumes are dangerous to inhale. So, open your windows or turn on your bathroom vents.

There is likewise an alternative to traditional bathtub resurfacing. It’s called tub relining. With this technique, you simply purchase a tub liner, which is generally constructed of PVC or acrylic cover, then you glue it over the existing tub. This is a quick and unclean way to do washroom resurfacing. It can create a good look, however absolutely nothing amazing. You can certainly notice it’s plastic-like feel due to its versatility. Oftens the layer ultimately ends up being lose and you can inform there’s two layers to the bathtub. But this sure beats looking at an old, dirty, beat up bathtub.

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Atlanta, GA 30303
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