After a few years of living in your home, there are some things in your home that might need replacement or repair. For example, in your bathroom your bath tub may need to be replaced as it may look dirty and unhygienic. There are stains that can accumulate in your bath tub that are almost impossible or very hard to remove. However, before you even think about purchasing and installing a new and expensive bath tub, you have to consider that there is another way to make your old bath tub look brand new. This method is through bath tub refinishing.
Bathing is meant to be a satisfying experience. It gives you pleasure to relax and rest well while you cleanse yourself. When you are bathing in a tub that has an appearance of being unsanitary or dirty it may even make you think twice about getting into the tub in the first place.
Replacing your old bathtub with a new one can be quite expensive. If you are unable to afford a new tub, you should consider refinishing your old stained bathtub. This solution is very cost effective and it will save you the money of buying a replacement just to have a newer looking bathtub. Not to mention that it seems a shame for you to throw out a perfectly good tub simply because of unsightly stains when the issue can be remedied with the use of a bathtub refinishing kit.
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 may be very 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.
First, you must remove and clean away any loose gaskets or caulking. You should be able to find the solutions needed for removing hard water mineral build-ups as well as soap stains. Once you have the bathtub thoroughly cleaned and dried, you will prepare the tub for refinishing by applying a primer. You may want to cover any area that you do not wish to refinish with paper and masking tape.
After applying the primer, the next step is by applying the base coat. It is important that you should apply the base coat 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.
The basics of refinishing a bathtub are quite simple. Check your local hardware store for the available bathtub refinishing kits. There will also be detailed instructions included on refinishing your bathtub.