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Bathtub Resurfacing

bathtub resurfacingIf your bathtub or shower stall is looking old and dirty, you could have thought getting it changed. As the term suggests, bathtub resurfacing simply freshens up your existing tub by getting rid of layers off the surface and using a brand-new coat.

The standard means to resurface a tub is to sand it down, and apply a brand new coat and finish. You can hire somebody to do it or you can do it yourself.

You will require to buy a tub resurfacing kit if you decide to do it yourself. There are numerous kits readily available, with differing paint and finish types. So although these bathtub resurfacing kits are used in the exact same or comparable way across the board, ensure you pick one that will match the color and sheen that you desire.

See to it that you cleanse your tub thoroughly. If your kit includes its own cleaning option ensure that you utilize it. This is professional grade stuff that can eliminate oils and resins that might not show up.

Then, you have to dry it entirely prior to you begin. Clean it down and end up with a hair dryer.

There are many different grades of sand paper out there, however for tubs and sinks, many concur that 220 and 240 is ideal. After you have finished sanding, rinse off the loosened grains with water, then dry off the tub surface completely.

Next, you want to get off the old primer using guide reducer. Use it strongly with a paper towel or sponge. After you get the old primer off, fill in all noticeable fractures with putty. Let the putty dry for 30 minutes.

Apply the last coat of epoxy and let it dry for about 48 hours before you use the bathtub once again. For these last 2 actions, you’ll want to make sure you have good ventilation as the fumes are unsafe to breathe in.

There is likewise an option to traditional bathtub resurfacing. It’s called tub relining. With this technique, you simply purchase a tub liner, which is generally constructed of PVC or acrylic cover, then you glue it over the existing tub. This is a fast and dirty means to do bathroom resurfacing. It can make for a suitable appearance, but absolutely nothing amazing. You can definitely see it’s plastic-like feel due to its adaptability. Often times the layer at some point becomes lose and you can tell there’s 2 layers to the bathtub. However this sure beats reviewing an old, filthy, beat up tub.

Chicago Tub Pros
318 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60606
(773) 466-6747

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