How to Prep Tub for Rostellum Tub and Tile Refinishing?
If you want to spruce up your bathroom without breaking the bank, rostellum tub and tile refinishing is an excellent option. It’s easy to do, and you’ll get a great result that will last years.
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The first step is to prepare the tub and tiles for refinishing. This includes cleaning and sanding the surfaces and using caulk remover to remove all the old grout. It also means replacing any stuck-on stickers or anti-slip treads.
Next, you’ll need to find a reputable tub and tile refinishing professional to help you out with the entire process. They’ll know exactly what to do and have the experience necessary to get the job done right the first time.
Before hiring a tub and tile refinishing professional, you should ask them about their past work. Look for a company that has been in business for several years and has a good reputation. You should also look for a refinishing professional who is licensed and insured.
You should also make sure the refinishing professional you hire is certified by the National Association of Professional Decorative Painters (NPDCP). This ensures that they are knowledgeable about refinishing and can help you avoid problems.
Prep the Surface and Apply Epoxy
When you’re ready to start painting, remove any debris from your tub and tile area and prep them thoroughly with the Rust-Oleum Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit. This includes scraping away any paint, sanding the surface to smooth it, and cleaning and scrubbing any stains or other issues you might have. You’ll want to clean the surface with a household cleaner rather than muriatic acid.
Once your surface is clean, it’s time to start mixing the Rust-Oleum tub and tile refinishing paint components. The two-part epoxy has a runny consistency at the top of the can, so you’ll want to mix each part separately for a few minutes. Then pour both parts into the same container and mix for a few more minutes until it’s a uniform, even color.
If you’re unsure of how to mix the tub and tile refinishing paint, the Rust-Oleum website has an instructional video that’s very helpful. Just remember to follow the instructions carefully and be patient!
The painting process is not a difficult one, but you’ll need to be careful with your brushes and rollers. It’s a good idea to use a brush for the first coat and switch to a roller for the second coat. This will prevent you from dragging brush hairs into the refinishing paint. It’s also a good idea to sand between the second and third coats.
After your refinishing has been completed, you’ll need to wait for at least 24 hours before using the tub again. This will give the refinishing paint a chance to cure.
Refinishing is a great way to update your bathtub and add value to your home, but it’s important to make sure that you do it correctly. This involves properly preparing the tub for painting, following the directions, and making sure you have the proper tools and equipment to complete the project.