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How to Paint a Bathtub Easily

Tips To Painting A Bathtub Easily

Bathtubs can quickly become old and chipped. Many homeowners do not realize how easily they can rectify this problem by simply painting the tub. This article is all about how to paint a bathtub easily.

How to Paint a Bathtub Easily

How to Paint a Bathtub Easily


There are some important painting tub tips you will need to keep in mind before beginning. Get some bleach and warm water in a bucket. You should have a roll of masking paper. You will want to have a putty knife and screwdriver.

Your first step in the process is to prepare the tub for the paint. Start by using the bleach mixed with water to remove any dirt, grime and mildew on the tub. The brush will come in very handy to help remove tough stains. Once you have done this you need to remove the drain hole cover. This is where you will want to use the screwdriver. Next take your putty knife and scrap away all the caulking around the tub.

How to Paint a Bathtub Easily

How to Paint a Bathtub Easily

The final step in preparing the bathtub is to protect the walls, fixtures and floor of the bathroom. The masking paper should be placed around the walls. Use plastic baggies to protect the fixtures from any accidental paint. Finally lay some painters drop cloths to protect the floor. You want to use protection so make sure to wear rubber gloves as well as eye protection. Take the trisodium phosphate and with a heavy coarse brush you want to clean the tub. Once you have done this rinse the tub with cold water and wait for the tub to dry.

How to Paint a Bathtub Easily

You are ready to paint. There are some important bathtub painting tips to keep in mind. While the preparation phase was time-consuming the tub is now ready for paint. You can choose either a paint that you brush on or one that comes in a spray can. If the paint you purchased needs to be applied by a roller do so with even strokes. When applying the paint from a can you want to hold the can about 7 inches away from the tub. Use slow sweeping motions from side to side.

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Cast-iron-bath

You are ready to paint. There are some important painting tub tips to keep in mind. While the preparation phase was time-consuming the tub is now ready for paint. You can choose either a paint that you brush on or one that comes in a spray can. If the paint you purchased needs to be applied by a roller do so with even strokes. When applying the paint from a can you want to hold the can about 7 inches away from the tub. Use slow sweeping motions from side to side. You will want to give the paint about 7 to 8 hours to dry. If the paint you purchased comes from a can you will need to apply an epoxy paint as well.

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paint-bathtub

The question of how to paint a bathtub easily has been answered. It can be done by any homeowner with a little time and effort. Once complete your tub will look new.


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