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Old April 25th 08, 07:02 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to change color of porcelain bathtub

On Apr 25, 10:34*am, Jim Yanik wrote:
Ray K wrote :

Anyone have experience or recommendations for changing the color?


From what to what?

What
products did you use? How long did the finish last before peeling,
bubbling, getting dull looking, etc.?


A pro in central N.J. wants $395 to do it and only offers a 1-year
warranty.


Thanks,


Ray


My local newspaper had a column on tub refinishing,and the best ones offer
a 5 or even 10 yr warranty and use a urethane finish coat that is non-
yellowing(white).
Tub Prep is extremely important to finish life.

You ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT use an abrasive cleaner;409 is recommended.

I'd also check the "pro's" Better Business Bureau rating first.

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Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net


You have to sand, even scrape with razor blades, and acid wash, if it
isnt perfectly clean it will fail, a guy to 1 day to clean mine right,
its been on maybe 5 years. Cleaning is what will make it last. The
surface must be dulled.