Remodel Bathroom Bathtubs by Repainting It to Make It Look New Again
The bathtub is essential fixture inside bathroom area. We always use the bathroom tub whether in the morning before we do our activities or just to soak our body for a relaxing time. That is why our bathroom tub can quickly look so dull, dirty, and uncomfortable. To make our bathroom tub look new again, we have two options: first replace the bathroom tub with a new one or clean and repaint the bathroom tub so it will look new again. If you have a big budget, you could replace the bathroom tub with new one but if you just have small budget then you could repaint bathroom tub because it will not cost a lot of money. Today, we will give you some tips about remodeling bathroom bathtubs by repaint them to make them look new.
How to Remodel Bathroom Bathtubs by Repainting It to Make It Look New Again?
There are several things you need to do to repaint your bathroom tub such as:
- Clean the bathroom tub for remodeling bathroom bathtubs: The first thing you should do is to clean bathroom tub from any dirt. Use a chemical cleanser to clean any grease and dirt. After that, use brush to peel off any grease and dirt that the cleanser does not remove. Anyway, it is better to pick a chemical cleanser with alcohol since alcohol will clean any dirt and greasy easily.
- Sand the bathroom tub to remodel bathroom bathtubs: Before you paint the bathroom tub, sand the tub to make it rough. Just use sand paper and sand the surface of bathroom tub. By sanding the tub, the paint color will attach easily to it.
- Cover parts of the bathroom tub and protect your body to remodel bathroom bathtubs: You need to cover some areas on bathroom tub which you do not want to be repainted. Use masking tape or plastic and cover it on bathroom tub. You also need to cover the bathroom walls and floors so when the tub paint drips, your walls and flooring areas will stay clean. Do not forget to cover the bathroom tub faucet and any other parts which you do not want to repaint.
Besides covering bathroom tub parts do not forget to protect your body. Wear some goggles, hand gloves, work clothes, and masks to protect your body. Remember that the chemicals that you will use during bathroom tub could hurt your body, therefore do not forget to protect yourself. Moreover, you need to open a bathroom window and make sure there is enough ventilation and you have good circulation when you do this project.
- Repaint the bathroom tub to remodel bathroom bathtubs: Cover the bathroom tub surface with epoxy. Use a sprayer to apply epoxy on the bathroom tub and make sure you completely spray it on all the wanted areas. Just spray about two or three layers. After that you need to wait until the epoxy dries before you continue to the next step. The next step is to use acrylic and spray about two or three layers and then wait until the acrylic dries. After that you could apply the next layers.