What You Need To Know About Bath Tub Refinishing

Jul 26 , 2013
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After many years of living in your home there may be some things which are in need of repair or replacement. For instance, there may be stains that build up on your bathtub, giving it the appearance of being dirty and unhealthy. These stains are very hard to remove and in fact some may seem impossible to remove, no matter how much effort you put into cleaning the bathtub. You may even consider replacing the tub to be rid of any unsightly stains. However, before buying an expensive new tub, you may be interested to know that there is a way to give your old stained bathtub a brand new face lift. The method that is used for making stained tubs look brand new is by means of bathtub refinishing.

Bathing is meant to be a satisfying experience. It gives you pleasure to relax and rest well while you cleanse yourself. When you are bathing in a tub that has an appearance of being unsanitary or dirty it may even make you think twice about getting into the tub in the first place.

If you are thinking about replacing your old bath tub with a new one, you have to consider that it will be very expensive to do so. If you can’t afford a brand new bath tub, you should consider refinishing your old bath tub. This is a cost effective solution that can let you save a lot of money in purchasing a bath tub. What bath tub refinishing means is that you will not really replace your old bath tub with a new one, but you will refinish your old bath tub in order to make it look as good as new. Besides, it may seem illogical to throw away a perfectly working bath tub because it’s dirty.

You will find here refinishing bath tub basics that will help to give you an idea of what can be done to help the appearance of your bath tub and how refinishing works.

It is of the utmost importance that you protect yourself while refinishing your bathtub, as you will be handling several chemicals that could possibly be harmful. Always work in a well-ventilated area since the fumes from these chemical are very harmful when inhaled.

The first thing you have to do is by cleaning and removing any loose caulking or gaskets. There are chemicals that you can use to remove soap stains, and hard water mineral deposits. After cleaning your bath tub thoroughly, the next step is by applying the primer to prepare it for refinishing. Cover the areas where you don’t want to refinish with a masking tape and paper.

After applying the primer, the next step is by applying the base coat. It is important that you should apply the base coat thoroughly and evenly throughout the bath tub. Let the base coat dry thoroughly and apply the topcoat. The topcoat is what your bath tub will look like after the refinishing process. You have to choose what kind of color you want for your bath tub. It is important that you should apply the topcoat evenly throughout the bath tub to ensure a great finish.

As you can see, the basic about refinishing a bath tub is very simple. You can get bath tub refinishing kits in your local hardware store and you will also be given detailed instruction on how you can refinish your bath tub.

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