Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Instructions For Rustoleum Tub & Shower Refinishing

Restore your tub or shower by recoating it.

The Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit restores ceramic, fiberglass and porcelain showers and tubs. Once the solution dries, it creates a hard protective surface. Recoating your tub or shower with the Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinishing kit is a low-cost way to turn dingy, scratched showers and tubs into an attractive part of the bathroom decor. You'll need a second shower or tub, since the formula must cure for three days. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Insert a drain removal tool into the metal drain and turn it counterclockwise to remove it from the tub. Tape up all other metal surfaces well with painter's tape to protect them.

2. Examine the tub or shower to identify any chipped or peeling areas. Sand these down with a fine grit sandpaper until they are perfectly smooth. Fill chips and gouges with a porcelain or fiberglass repair compound using a putty knife. Allow the compound to dry and then resand.

3. Clean the entire area with an abrasive scrubbing cleaner and a sponge. If mildew is present, mix 1 gallon of water and 1 cup of bleach and apply it to the affected areas. Rinse the area with clean water.

4. Insert a utility knife along any areas of caulk and cut through them. Grasp the loose pieces with your finger and pull them off. Scape off any excess caulk with a putty knife and wipe away the remnants with a rag.

5. Wipe the entire area with an abrasive sponge and a cleaner designed to remove lime. Rinse well and dry with a towel.

6. Sand the surface lightly with 400-grit or 600-grit sandpaper just until the surface is dull. Wipe all surfaces with a tack cloth to remove the resulting dust.

7. Turn on all fans and open windows to provide proper ventilation. Mix the two cans of Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinisher in a small bucket and pour it into a paint tray. Apply the mixture to all surfaces in smooth, long stokes using a paint roller.

8. Wait one hour and apply a second coat of the paint to all surfaces.

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