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Refinished Bathtub

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A white bathtub with a white tile wall and yellow and white striped shower curtain. After
  • Estimated Time

    4 Hours

  • Challenge Level

    Intermediate

  • Tools & Supplies:

A refinished bathtub is a great way to give your existing bathroom an updated look on a budget. Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit can be used on ceramic, porcelain and fiberglass bathtubs.

  1. Before you begin to refinish your bathtub, ventilate the area by opening windows or using fans.
  2. Apply painter's tape to any surface you don't want to paint.
  3. Open your Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit and thoroughly mix the Part B solution to ensure any settled pigment is dispersed.
  4. Add the Part A solution to Part B and mix thoroughly for 1 minute. Apply the mixed Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile coating within 6 hours.
  5. If using a high-quality, fine-bristle varnish brush, move the brush in only one direction for a smooth surface. Feather the edges as you paint to avoid a hard line between painted areas. Apply two coats, waiting at least 1 hour between them.

    If using a high-quality, ¼” short nap roller made for kitchen or bathroom use, apply two coats, allowing at least 1 hour between them.
  6. Small bubbles will appear on the surface as you apply the coating. As it dries, Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile’s self-leveling properties will eliminate the bubbles.
  7. Allow the second coat to dry for three days before exposing your refinished bathtub to water.