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AidaMoonGoddess

11:10AM | 09/07/01
Member Since: 09/06/01
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Is it possible to paint a bath tub, toilet, and cabinets? My bathroom has a cream beige color but I want a white or maybe something a little livleyer (is that spelled right? hehe), but is that possible at all and how hard of a task is it?

nymand

07:17AM | 11/16/01
Member Since: 11/15/01
1 lifetime posts
We actually did this about a year ago. We used "Tough as Tile" product from Home Depot. It took two coats on the bath to change it from a dark tan to a bright white color but it did look good once done. You do need to set aside about 7 days to let the paint/epoxy set.

Hope this helps.


Iceman

08:19AM | 11/21/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Goddess,
I renovate homes for a living. The experience I've run into with "painted" tubs is horrible. The paint just dosen't last and will start peeling. I've had to get the paint off these tubs and at one point I bit the bullet and bought a new one. If your tub is a clawfoot ( antique ), it can be refinished by a local business to look like new. Get me some more info on your status and I'll be able to help more.
Len

SurfaceRX

03:53PM | 12/16/02
Member Since: 12/15/02
4 lifetime posts
I owned and operate a reglazing and liner business here in NYC and here is my opinion.

Find a reputable refinishing company to do the job right the first time and it will last. Dont even try to buy the DIY epoxy kit and paint a tub yourself with a roller, it just doesn't work. It will cost us additionally $80 to strip it off. The right way to do it is to use Acrylic Polyurethane Resin with a HVLP Spray system. These coating can be dry as fast as 4 hours, depend on what your refinisher choose.

After reglaze, there are few rules you must follow like never use a suction cup bathmat, always fix a leakage faucet as soon as you can and try not to leave shampoo bottle on the finish. As long as you follow this guidelines, the new finish should give you atleast 10 years of use, or spend a little more money to get a Tubliner install onto your tub. Make sure the technician are factory trained. Additionally, most reputable company will give you atleast 5 year warranty on their product. You can visit my company website www.surfacerx.com to find out more about this subject.

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