Refinishing a Bathtub

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After years of living in your home, your house may not have that new home look any more. Particularly your bathroom, may start to look dull or even dirty no matter how much you clean. If purchasing and installing a new and expensive bath tub is not appealing or within your budget, you may want to consider bath tub refinishing.

Remember, bathing is supposed to be a soothing, pleasurable experience. It is supposed to relax you and give you a chance to have a good rest and cleanse yourself. However,  if you are bathing in bath tub that looks dirty no matter how much you clean it, it kind of kills the ambience. If you are thinking about replacing your old bath tub with a new one, you have to consider that it will be very expensive to do so. If you can’t afford a brand new bath tub, you should consider refinishing your old bath tub.

Here is a cost effective solution that can let you save a lot of money and still give you a good as new bath tub. What bath tub refinishing means is that you will not really replace your old bath tub with a new one, but you will refinish your old bath tub in order to make it look as good as new.

Here are the basics of refinishing a bath tub in order to give you an idea on how it works and what it can do to your bath tub.

First of all, it is very important that you should protect yourself when you are refinishing your bath tub. In refinishing your bath tub, you will deal with several chemicals that can be caustic or harmful to you. It is important that you should work in a well-ventilated area as the fumes of these chemicals are harmful when inhaled.

The first thing is to clean and remove any loose caulking or gaskets. There are chemicals that you can use to remove soap stains, and hard water mineral deposits. After cleaning your bath tub thoroughly, the next step is to apply the primer to prepare it for refinishing.  Cover the areas that you don’t want to refinish (accidently) with masking tape and paper.

After applying the primer, the next step is by applying the base coat. It is important that you should apply the basecoat thoroughly and evenly throughout the bath tub. Let the base coat dry thoroughly and apply the topcoat. The topcoat is what your bath tub will look like after the refinishing process. You have to choose what kind of color you want for your bath tub. It is important that you should apply the topcoat evenly throughout the bath tub to ensure a great finish.

As you can see, the basic about refinishing a bath tub is very simple. You can get bath tub refinishing kits in your local hardware store and you will also be given detailed instruction on how you can refinish your bath tub.

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