How to Reglaze Vitreous Enamel Bathtubs
If you have a vitreous enamel bathtub, that’s seen better days, reglazing can be a great way to turn it back into the sparkling showpiece of your bathroom. Reglazing is a simple project that can save you money, time, and effort over replacing the tub entirely. If your finish has turned yellow and chips are getting bigger, then it’s time to reglaze it! Here are some bathtub reglazing methods that you can do for vitreous enamel bathtubs:
Remove the Aged Caulk
The first step to reglazing your bathtub is to remove the old caulk. If you’re having trouble removing it with a putty knife or utility knife, try soaking it in hot water for a few minutes before attempting to scrape it off. Make sure not to leave any residue behind on your tub. This could cause problems later in the process when applying new caulk!
Clean the Tub
To clean the tub, use a sponge to wipe down the surface. You can also use a soft cloth or brush if you want to scrub it. A toothbrush works well for cleaning small areas, like around drains and faucets. Finally, using microfiber cloths are good because they’re absorbent and won’t scratch up your tub’s finish!
Apply New Enamel Coating
Now that you have cleaned and prepared your tub, it’s time to apply the new enamel coating. You will want to make sure that you cover all areas of the tub with one thin layer of enamel, let it dry, and repeat until you have a thick coat. This will ensure that no moisture can get through and cause damage later on down the road!
If your bathtub needs quality reglazing here in Stayton, OR, you may contact J.A.X Fiberglass Repair, LLC for professional bathtub reglazing services. For an appointment, call me at (971) 202-9467 today!