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Old April 26th 08, 04:41 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to change color of porcelain bathtub

Lee wrote in news:lf-
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Ray K wrote:
Anyone have experience or recommendations for changing the color? 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

Just had my tub reglazed for $380,


NOT "reGLAZED",but refinished.

and it is beautiful. I'm selling the
house (vacant) so haven't used it and can't speak to the process'
longevity. The tub was originally white or whitish, since it's a 50+ yr
old tub that had lots of stains etc. It is now bright white, as in
blindingly.


sounds like a urethane finish. epoxies yellow over a short time.

This company guaranteed it for 3 yr? maybe 5? (Papers are at
the old house). And he did say not to use abrasives. Also said not to
let water drip on it (he actually taped little paper cups to the faucet
when he was done) and said that would destroy even an unglazed tub.


All porcelain tubs come "glazed",it's part of the porcelain process.
Water IS a powerful etchant,it can cut thru rock,steel,ceramics....

And
also not to expose to products like drain cleaners, which in that house
could be difficult. Oh, and no tub mats, although foam ones are supposed
to be ok. I'm seriously considering having the ugly blue tub in my new
house glazed white, once all of the other improvements are paid off.




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