If you are thinking about fiberglass tub repair but do not have lots of money to spend on it, you do not have to worry. Here is a bathtub refinishing guide which does not require you to make big purchases in materials. You do not have to spend a lot when refinishing your fiberglass bathtub. Mostly, what is needed is patience and tons of hours of effort.
To do this project, you would need materials such as a bathtub refinishing kit, paintbrush, 600-grit sandpaper, abrasive cleaner, caulk, and epoxy. Once you have all of these materials ready, you can now begin with your refinishing project.
The first step is to prepare the bathtub itself. When preparing your bathtub, ensure that the anti-slip strips are taken off with the use of a degreaser and a cleaner. With the use of the abrasive cleaner, wash the tub. Make sure that you meticulously scrub the bathtub with the use of an abrasive pad in order to ensure that nothing remains stuck on the surfaces.
Next, with the use of the 600-grit sandpaper, sand the bathtub. This process is done in order to remove any gloss or grime that has been left over from the cleaning you did earlier. In addition, it is also helpful in giving you good coating adhesion later on. A great sanding tip is to ensure that you are using wet sandpaper as it makes it easier to rinse any grit away while you work.
Once you are done, mix the epoxy and apply on the tub with the use of either a roller or a brush. Take note that bubbles may appear as you paint, but the levelling properties of the epoxy will dry and level it with the rest of the surface. Make sure to brush in only one direction and with the use of thin and even coats. Apply two light coats one hour apart of each other.
After you are done, you can start by caulking the corners. Do this around the tub, as well as on the corners of the shelves of the bathroom as well as on the tile walls. When you are done with these, you are left with a brand new-looking bathtub. Now that you have refinished your bathtub, make sure that you do your best to take care of it in order for the results of your hard work to last. Just like how you would treat a brand new tub, treat your refinished one with as much care as you can give.
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