Shower stall needs some help!

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Old 06-16-16, 08:11 PM
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Shower stall needs some help!

So I recently moved in to an apartment, and I'm able to do some work on this awful shower situation.

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Any DIY advice for what I can do - really minus tiling if possible. That'd be a large undertaking for me. I don't even mind if its not perfect looking, I really prioritize functionality and cleanliness.

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Old 06-16-16, 08:35 PM
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The first thing that comes to mind is an epoxy coating... like what would be done on a garage floor or countertop. I'm sure that if the proper prep was done to the fiberglass surface (special epoxy primer that is compatible with the product you choose) that the shower would look like a hundred bucks. If someone painted it, that presents a problem. Can't tell exactly what is happening to the ceiling, if that is peeling paint or what?
 
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Do you own this apartment?
If not the landlord should be taking care of this unless you have it in writing you have there OK to fix it.
Shame on them for even renting it out until this issue was addressed.
 
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The ceiling just needs to be scraped, skim coated, prime and a coat or two of latex enamel applied. I'd recommend a bath enamel especially if the bath rm lacks adequate ventilation.

SWP has an epoxy bath and tile paint that I've used a few times with good results although it's not the easiest to apply and you want plenty of ventilation! Proper prep is key to getting lasting results.

I second running any repairs by the landlord first!
btw - welcome to the forums Rick!
 
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Old 06-17-16, 06:24 AM
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Missed the part about this being an apt... I guess I was also under the impression that it was one of those cheap raised fiberglass showers... if not, ignore that advice.
 
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Apparently what's on there is QuickRete Masonry Waterproofer, which is obviously cracking and peeling! So its a cement walled bathroom and there's poor ventilation. Just lovely.
 
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I don't recall having painted any cement shower stalls but the same coating I mentioned earlier would likely be the best bet. I'd recommend stopping at a local paint store [not paint dept] and discuss your coating needs with them.
 
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Oh ok, thanks I appreciate it. I'll check out a local place, and I'll probably go with your suggestion. We'll see how this goes!
 
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