09:42AM | 05/11/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
3 lifetime posts

I am going to remodel my bathroom and have tile that surrounds the tub about halfway up the walls in the entire bathroom. The tile was painted white by the previous owner and is pink underneath. The white paint is now flaking off around the tub walls.

My bathtub is also shot and either needs to be reglazed or completely replaced. So I have some questions

1 - Is it a good idea to reglaze the tub and what price range am I looking at ?

2 - If I do want to paint over the tile

- Should I use special paint ?

- What would be the easiest way to get the paint that is on their now, off so I can repaint ?

I am on a tight budget so retiling would be too expensive.

I have one more question also. There are some spots in the tils where their are small holes or chunks missing from where the previous owner tried to hang towel racks. What should I use to smooth these chucks and fill the holes ?

What are my options for this project ??

Thank you very much in advance.


08:22PM | 05/29/04
Member Since: 05/28/04
2 lifetime posts
We have both replaced one tub and reglazed another. Considering the cost of both as well as durability, I wish we'd had both reglazed.

It's important to get someone who has experience (and is truly in business for themselves...your tub is too important to hire a rookie reglazer in my opinion) and stands behind their work with a warranty. Our reglazing job cost $175 and we live in Florida, so your area may be more or less. We had two problems with the reglazed tub (spot showed through and one place chipped off) and our contractor took care of all the problems with no difficulty at all.

Sorry, I don't know more to respond to your other questions, and I hope this helps you a little.




Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Put up a hinged mirror to conceal a recessed storage cabinet. In tight quarters, opt for a thin mirror that can sit almost... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon