Recycle Your Bathroom's Ugly Sink And Bathtub With Epoxy Paint

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If your home's bathroom has a sink, bathtub, and tile work that were clearly installed in a different decade, then the good news is that you can easily recycle them using epoxy paint refinishing. By painting your bathroom's fixtures with epoxy paint, you can make your bathroom look new and fresh again with a lot less cost and effort than replacing them.

Uses of Epoxy Paint Products in Your Bathroom

Epoxy paint products can be successfully used on surfaces made of:

  • cast iron
  • fiberglass
  • porcelain

In addition, epoxy paint can also be used to paint ceramic tiles. This allows you to paint both your bathtub and tile surround, and you can also paint your bathroom sink and its tile vanity top as well.

Preparing Surfacing for Epoxy Paint

Successfully applying epoxy paint requires good preparation of the surfaces you want to resurface. The best way to accomplish this is by:

  1. cleaning all surfaces with acetone
  2. roughing up all surfaces with sandpaper
  3. cleaning all dust with a tack cloth

Once the surfaces are prepared, then it is time to apply the paint.

Applying Epoxy Paint

Epoxy paint should be applied with one of the following tools:

  • a paint sprayer
  • a paintbrush
  • a paint roller

You will need to apply two coats of epoxy paint for the best coverage. The best way to apply the paint is to use a paint sprayer. This makes the process easier and the finish will be a lot smoother and professional looking. If you do not have a sprayer, you can use a roller and a paintbrush. The epoxy paint is a thinner paint than latex, so you should be careful to watch for drips and smooth them when they are found.

Caring for Epoxy Painted Surfaces

The epoxy paint is very durable and long-lasting. To care for it, all you need to do is wipe it down each week with some mineral spirits. You should never use an abrasive cleaner on epoxy paint products because they will cause holes in the paint that allow water to intrude below the paint and ruin the surface.

Conclusion

Recycling your bathroom's fixtures using epoxy paint products is a wonderful way to easily and inexpensively improve the look of your home's bathroom. And, it helps to keep your unwanted items out of the landfill. If you would like to have your fixtures professionally resurfaced, then you should contact a licensed general contracting business in your city or town.

To learn more, contact a company like Countertops & Laminated Specialties Inc

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