Before I share about the tub, I wanted to tell you that Eli is guest posting
The Lettered Cottage today!
He shares with Layla and Kevin his own decorating ideas for a kid’s room and also has his singing debut.
Click on the button to check it out!
Now to my post…
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT my bathroom. We are re-doing my friend, Mandy’s, blue bathroom for her.
Here’s a before picture of Mandy’s blue tub.
This blue bathtub is very typical of homes built in the 70’s.
To save some money for Mandy’s re-do, we decided to re-glaze the tub DIY style.
Cy bought this kit from Lowe’s…(about $40)
If you are going to use this, we suggest the spray-on version over the roll/brush on version. You will get a better finish, and it will last longer.
Here’s something you need to know…reglazing a tub is not for sissies!
This is about a 6 hour job. If you want it to turn out well and last, you have to follow the directions to a T. The worst part is prepping/cleaning the tub. You have to clean it very well with a special cleaner to help the new glaze adhere to the tub.
I wasn’t around when Cy cleaned the tub, but he said it wasn’t pretty. :)
I was there the day he sprayed the tub, and he had carefully taped off all the floors and walls to make sure they didn’t get any overspray on them.
If you plan on doing this project, you MUST wear a mask. Not a little paper mask, but a heavy duty one like this…
Cy wore a 3M Paint Spray Respirator that he got at Lowe’s for about 20 bucks.
We taped off the door so the spray wouldn’t travel out into the hallway…
This stuff is STIN-KAY! I’m sure Mandy and her husband were smelling it for quite a while!
The glaze sprays on just like spray paint. Follow the directions on the box of how to spray on the glaze.
Okay, ladies…stop staring at my hubby’s tush!
Here’s the first coat of spray on…
You want the first coat to dry a little bit before applying the second coat. I think it was about 10 or 15 minutes, but check the directions to make sure.
The second coat made the tub look like brand new!
It’s hard to believe that tub used to be blue!
Mandy is thrilled with the results!
Now we have to finish the tile around the tub and add the new oil rubbed bronze fixtures.
The tile in the above picture had not been cleaned off from when Cy has applied the grout, so there was still a layer of film on it. It looks much better now that it is cleaned off.
Can’t wait to show you the new counter and sink!
Have a wonderful day!
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