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From Blah To Wow: How To Paint Your Bathtub

Renovating a bathroom can be very expensive, but sometimes you just can’t escape it. The look of your bathroom can just be too outdated and not mesh with the rest of your house.

One very smart, efficient, and less costly way to transform your bathroom is by painting your old tub. There are special kits and paints you can use to completely refinish your tub. The end result will be like you replaced an old, run down tub, with the latest and greatest available. Yes, it’s that amazing.

So, save your money for a rainy day. Purchase the paint and other necessary supplies, and bring your outdated bathroom back to life.

The paint to use is Rust-Oleum, Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit.

The paint is a two-part epoxy paint. You mix it together in the one-quart container. You don’t need an additional container; it’s fine to use on porcelain, ceramic, and fiberglass.

When painting, treat it just like you’re painting a wall. Use a paint brush on areas that you can’t reach with a roller. Then paint all of the big areas with a 6.5” roller.

For best results, use a regular roller with a 3/8” nap for smooth to semi-smooth surfaces.

It gives the paint a really nice subtle texture.

This is a bright white paint. With just one coat, you’ll notice a big difference between the original bathtub color and the color of the bathtub paint.

The overall working time is around 4 hours. But if you include drying time after the prep work, and drying time between coats of paint, the whole process took approximately 8 hours.

The prep work takes a little over one hour. It includes:

All of these step-by-step instructions come with the Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit.

After the prep work is complete, you can bring a fan into the room to dry the tub completely. Give it about an hour and a half to dry. Wipe it down really well with a dry cloth before painting.

After the prep work is complete, you can bring a fan into the room to dry the tub completely. Give it about an hour and a half to dry. Wipe it down really well with a dry cloth before painting.

The only downfall to this product is the smell: it’s super strong. So make sure you use one of these masks while doing your tub transformation.

After the first coat of paint was applied, you should let it dry for about an hour-and-a- half. In that time, the paint is very durable. So much that you would be able to stand in the tub with bare feet, in order to reach areas of the tub, while applying the second coat.