If the tub in your master bathroom has a dull, chipped surface, sanding and reglazing steps can be completed to provide the bathtub with a newer appearance. The following steps describe how to complete the refinishing process and basic tips to assist with protecting the tub's surface from damage.
- plastic sheeting
- masking tape
- power sander
- medium grit sandpaper
- tack cloth
- cloth respirator
- refinishing primer
- wooden stirrer
- hand roller
- refinishing glaze
Sand And Clean The Tub's Surface
Lay tarps across the flooring that is next to the bath tub. Use scissors to cut strips of plastic sheeting that are large enough to cover the tub's faucets. Secure strips of tape over the edges of the sheeting pieces.
Attach a piece of medium grit sandpaper to a power sander. Sand the outside and inside of the tub by moving the tool back and forth over each surface. The sandpaper will remove the tub's old finish and provide the tub with a smooth surface. Move a tack cloth over the tub's exterior and interior to eliminate dust that remains after the sanding process is finished. Use soapy water and a soft cloth to clean the tub. Wipe the tub's surface with a separate cloth.
Apply Refinishing Primer
To provide you with plenty of ventilation while applying primer and glaze, open the bathroom's windows. Cover your mouth with a cloth respirator to prevent breathing in strong fumes. Open a can of refinishing primer. If the primer has air bubbles in it, move a wooden stirrer through the primer to eliminate the bubbles. Pour primer into a tray. Place the tray next to the tub.
Use a paintbrush or hand roller to add the primer to the inside of the tub. Move the brush or roller along the tub's interior in straight lines. Afterward, apply a coat of primer to the outside of the tub. Wait one full day for the primer to dry.
Apply Refinishing Glaze
After opening and mixing the refinishing glaze, pour glaze into a clean, dry tray. Use a paintbrush or hand roller to apply a coat of glaze over the primer. Allow a full day for the glaze to dry. Add a second coat of glaze to provide the primed surface with complete coverage. After the second coat of glaze has dried, remove the plastic sheeting from the faucets.
If you don't have the time or patience to undertake this task on your own, a company like Tub Solutions Inc can do it for you. Protect the refinished surface by avoiding the use of harsh chemicals when cleaning the tub. Do not use any cleaning tools that have a rough surface. Chemicals and abrasive materials could make marks in the glazed surface. Instead, protect the tub by using a mild cleaning agent and soft cloth or sponge when the inside or outside of the tub needs to be cleaned.Share