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Wingfan13

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


googleymoo

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.

Blessings,

Jay
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