Best tub drain paint

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Old 12-27-15, 11:07 PM
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Best tub drain paint

We just had our cast iron tub reglazed and the tub drain is already peeling. I don't really want to deal with the tub painter again. Id rather touch it up myself. What's the best paint i can use. I've tried porcelain touch up paint in the past and it failed. It was only a one part paint. I believe sheffields brand.

Anyone suggest rust bullet? The cast iron is in excellent shape. The drain is wet alot though as shower runs several times throughout the day. I need something waterproof.
 
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Old 12-28-15, 12:08 AM
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Is the tub drain stainless steel ?
You're trying to use porcelain touch up paint on stainless steel ?
 
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Old 12-28-15, 12:22 AM
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Brass. But sorry i meant painted surface around drain.
 
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None of the diy type tub coatings are great BUT the main reason for failure is improper prep! The better you clean and sand that area, the better chance the paint has of adhering long term.
 
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Old 12-28-15, 04:40 AM
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The re-glazer should have some sort of warranty with his work. Lack of adhesion is directly related to poor prep on the tub prior to spraying on the finish. If his paint did not stick, nothing off the shelf will stick either. Most likely a soap scum issue.
 
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Ok tub guy coming to fix these cracks around drain. I also see tiny pitting in various areas around tub, but not near drain. They are only noticeable when looking closely under light. Is this likely to let water penetrate and ruin paint or rust? If it's only cosmetics id prefer to leave it because he would need to redo entire tub. As long as water will not get in and cause damage, I'm ok with it. What you think?
 
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Old 01-07-16, 08:24 AM
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I also see tiny pitting in various areas around tub, but not near drain.
Likely they will only get worse. IMHO the tub needs to be striped and redone, hopefully by someone with better skills.
 
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I've attached a pic of the tiny holes. Is that what you call pitting? If I have to redo it, do you see anything wrong with just waiting until it fails? Yes, I will definitely use a different company.
 
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Old 01-07-16, 11:20 AM
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Don't wait. The company should redo it for free. If you used a credit card and they balk threaten to dispute the charges.
 
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The thing is is it was kind of a favor. A friend who did my bathroom reno for very inexpensive for me, had a guy do the tub. I'm not even sure how much he was paid. Also, we only have one bathroom and can't have anymore down time any time soon. I'm hoping I can wait a year or so and then have a reputable company do it. I just hope there is no harm in waiting.... Can it corrode and rust underneath without any surface signs of problems?
 
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Old 01-07-16, 12:22 PM
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No one can answer your question for sure. Only time will tell. Start saving up for a new tub.
 
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Old 01-07-16, 12:35 PM
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Do you mean save for new tub just generally speaking, or that using like this will ruin it? It's in excellent condition for a cast iron tub. Had virtually no rust before it was painted. Most people here in nyc that have cast iron tubs don't replace them. They refinishing them every few years. To replace it, you are required to gut out all your plumbing while you are at it. Becomes a huge expense. Thus, the plan to refinish it every few years. I hope that's not what you meant?....
 
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