To liven your bathroom
or kitchen all you have to do is paint it, just one
coat will make a world of difference. You can use
painting not only to give a new lease of life to your
old cabinets and countertops; you can use it to
refinish bathtubs, bathroom tiles, and fiberglass
Using a professional can be very expensive,
so is an inexpensive do-it-yourself method, where not
only will you save money but you can have the
satisfaction of doing something well. Here are the
tips on how to go about refinishing your bath and
The tools you require are:
Spray gun with high volume and low-pressure.
Respirator to protect you from paint fumes.
Sandpaper and Masking tape paper.
The materials that you require are:
EP-acrylic top coat and Refinishing coatings
Chemical cleaners (Step I and Step II)
Fixing agent for tiles and porcelain,
reducers and caulk.
To get the best results from refinishing, it is important to
prepare the surface to be refinished well. Apply the chemical
cleaners on all the surfaces that have to be refinished. These
chemical cleaners perform two functions:
They clean and remove the grease from
countertops, tiles, tubs and cabinets.
They ready the refinishing surface for a
chemical bonding agent, which will react with paint and react
a touch, durable finish for tile and porcelain.
After cleaning the refinishing surfaces wash off
well and dry. After this you have the sand the surface before you
can paint it. Sanding roughens the surface a little that helps
good bonding of the coats. For roughening the surface use the palm
sander, which will help to prepare an even surface, which is ideal
for painting. Then use paper and masking tape to cover the areas
you do not want to paint.
While refurnishing surfaces that are tiled or made of porcelain,
apply chemical bonding agent Adhesor. Apply this with paper towels
or cheesecloth. Let it dry for 5 minutes then apply primer and
The EP-Acrylic paint that is recommended is acrylic polymer
coating. This double component-refinishing product gives a
beautiful and durable finish that will last over the years. This
can be used in kitchens, bathtubs and tiles. You can pick a color
of your choice and a finish of your choice like gloss, semi-gloss
or satin. A satin finish is best for countertops and cabinets and
a gloss finish for tubs and tiles. Carefully follow direction for
primer mixing, then pout it into the paint and fix the spray gun.
Test the spray gun on a piece of scrap wood to ensure that the
flow and air pressure are right. After testing the spray gun start
painting from the top of the surface that you working on. Move the
spray gun backwards and forwards. To have a smooth finish, ensure
that each new stroke overlaps about a quarter of the previous
stoke. The paint is toxic, so remember to wear rubber gloves,
protective glasses at all times, while working.