Providing the bathroom a full makeover could be costly and extremely time consuming. Replacing the tub could be a big challenge, particularly if it’s tucked into a corner that’s tight or possesses walls surrounding it. Reglazing the bathtub could provide you the feeling of a brand new tub without every bit of the construction that a newer one might involve. With a bit of knowledge and time of how to reglaze your tub, you’re well on the way to obtaining the appearance of a new bathtub.
- Get rid of everything surrounding your tub, including soap holders and shower racks. If there’s a window within your bathroom, open it for ventilation and cover the remainder with plastic or newspaper. If there’s no window, then the ventilation system has to be rented. Get rid of all things that aren’t within a cabinet or drawer, including rugs, baskets, pictures or other things out in the open.
- Remove every plumbing fixture that is on the tub like the drain, shower head and faucet. The toilet must additionally be removed if it’s at all in the way of the bathtub. Place the toilet within the other room when the bathtub is getting reglazed. If your toilet isn’t at all blocking the bathtub, cover it using painter’s plastic or plastic bags in order to keep it from getting glaze over it. Cover the doorknobs, cabinets, sink and vanity using painter’s plastic or garbage bags.
- Utilizing the razor blade, scrape off every bit of the caulking surrounding the bathtub region. If there are tiles surrounding the bathtub walls, cover it using plastic, or utilize a durable tape like Frog tape. Cover the whole floor with plastic. Be sure the plastic will be securely taped onto the floor and there’s no visible space.
- Utilize the industrial-strength cleanser to clean the bathtub well. Rinse the bathtub free of all leftover cleaner. Let it dry completely. If there’re hard water stains or calcium anyplace upon the bathtub, sand them down with the palm sander and sandpaper of 120-grit. Go over the bathtub using a tack cloth and shop vac in order to remove dust particles. Be sure the bathtub is well cleaned.
- Put on rubber gloves and spray on hydrofluoric acid to the bathtub and allow it to stand for ten minutes. While you still have the gloves on, scrub your tub using the sandpaper. Rinse extremely well, then completely dry the bathtub. As the faucet’s been removed, the outside water might have to be brought inside.
- Upon the bathtub being cleaned out completely and totally dry, fill in every one of the chips and cracks inside the bathtub using body filler. Put on according to the package instructions. Let the filler dry completely, then with the palm sander, smooth the surface. Utilizing the shop vac as well as tack cloths, clean every bit of the dust that was caused by the palm sander. Wipe clean the bathtub using a damp cloth, then allow it to dry.
- Utilizing a quarter-inch nap roller, roll the epoxy product primer upon the bathtub. Let it dry. Reglaze with a sprayer, put on the glaze according to the directions of the manufacturer. Dry the glaze for a minimum of forty-eight hours. Caulk surrounding the edges of the bathtub. Replace every bit of your hardware.