paint bathtub

Old 03-29-04, 03:05 PM
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paint bathtub

I have an old yellow steel bathtub and I would rather change the color myself instead of buying new or having a professional do it. Does anyone know what I should do from sanding to painting. I want it to last awhile.I also heard to use urethane instead of epoxy base. They say epoxy will yellow over time. Also is spraying it better or is using a roller brush alright. I don't have access to air for a spray gun. If it's better then I'll try to find a way.
Old 03-29-04, 07:26 PM
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I'm not in favor of doing this yourself but here is a couple of links for what is required and how to.

Good Luck!
Old 03-30-04, 02:52 PM
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here's a link to another thread regarding the same thing:

apparently, there is a paint available at Lowe's made specifically for painting bathtubs.
Old 04-02-04, 11:44 AM
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Hi, I am working in home renovation here in Canada and I want to offer that sevice in Mexico because I'm moving there.
I looked for info with the companies that sells that special paint, but it is expensive to import it but during that time I meet a person that was re-finishing baths and ceramic tiles.
This person was using automotive paint.
First I did not really beleive him but I made some test in some tiles that I have .
I applied 2 hands and let it dry for 5 days, It is beautiful.
I did not test it in a bathtub yet but I'm sure it will be fine.

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