Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Step-By-Step Of Bathtub Refinishing

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Bathtub refinishing is one of some other options you can have when look for a fresh details for your bathroom. Though this refinishing job for your bathroom will not be that easy, you need to find the best way and the best tips to help you do a DIY work for to refinish your bathtub. It is even not that impossible to be done.

When you plan to have such a bathtub refinishing job for your old bathtub, there are some details that you need to pay more attention since you want to get the best result on your own DIY refinishing job. Doing this job yourself mean you will get some benefit and some other detriment that you can have by doing it yourself. You can do such refinishing job yourself with lower budget needed, but you will get it only in a good result refinishing. If you might be quite satisfied with ‘good’ result for the refinishing job, it will be okay and you can continue to the next step. On the other hand, you need a professional to help you when you look for a perfect result work on your bathtub. If you decide to go on your own, you can continue to read the next section to prepare yourself.

Bathtub Refinishing – Preparation and Steps

When you decide to on your own with this bathtub refinishing job, you need to prepare several things to help you do this job in easier way. Several things such as sandpaper, cleaner, degreaser, abrasive cleanser, abrasive pad, brush, rollers, paint, and caulk are what you need for the refinishing job. Those are very important tools and items to help you refinish your bathtub. When you have been ready with those items, you can move on the refinishing process. It will be quite easy as long as you follow the direction.

First step – Clean up the bathtub
On the first step before you go further refinishing steps, you need to make sure that the bathtub is clean. You can use cleaner and degreaser to help you get rid of anti-slip strips. You need also use an abrasive cleanser to wash it. Next, scrubbing the tub with an abrasive pad will also very helpful for you.

Second step – Use the sandpaper
It will be 400-600 grit wet sandpaper you need in this step. You need to use it on the surface of the tub to help you remove grimes or gloss on it. Moreover, you need to get rough surface by sanding the surface with sandpaper. It will help you get the adhesion for the coating.

Third step – Paint It!
Epoxy and paint are the next things you need at this step. Only brush in one direction. Otherwise you will make your bathtub look less beautiful.

Fourth step – Corner’s Caulk
This is the next thing you have to do as the finishing step of refinishing job. You need to caulk some certain part such as the corner of the tile walls and around the corner shelves. Those are simple thing, but we often ignore it.
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