Resurface old concrete shower base

Old 10-27-14, 08:35 AM
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Resurface old concrete shower base

I am looking for information (how to, and product information) on refinishing an old concrete shower base to make it look nicer and prevent water staining/mildew buildup.

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This base is about 30 years old. It does not leak, just looks bad. At one point the house was on well water, lime buildup was an issue and a cleaning product was used which stripped the finish and allowed the stains to penetrate. So I would like to dry it out, strip it with good some cleaner product, prime/bond it and add some sort of (epoxy?) paint or finish to seal it.

Any advice?
Old 10-27-14, 02:06 PM
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I would look into re-glazing the base. There most likely would be several companies in your area that do reglazing. The end product will look like a factory finished new base and the product is designed for your application. When interviewing bids, make sure that there is a 4 step process - Clean, Acid etch, Prime and finally top coat. Don't be tempted to do it yourself with the kits you find in stores. They don't have a great track record of longevity and if you skimp on the prep or prime, you are doomed to a failed application. Re-glazing usually takes a day to complete.

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