PAINT A FIBERGLASS TUB?

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by April Inyard, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. April Inyard

    April Inyard Guest

    I have a blue fiberglass tub that would be more expensive to replace than
    it's worth. Does anyone know if it's possible to refinish a fiberglass
    bathtub? Has anyone done this?

    Thanks!

    April
    April Inyard, Apr 20, 2006
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  2. On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 16:46:49 -0400, "April Inyard"
    <> wrote:

    >I have a blue fiberglass tub that would be more expensive to replace than
    >it's worth. Does anyone know if it's possible to refinish a fiberglass
    >bathtub? Has anyone done this?
    >
    >Thanks!
    >
    >April
    >



    No, but I've painted fiberglass boats. You want catalyzed
    polyurethane. Several trade names Awlgrip, Imron. There are others.
    It is expensive, relatively speaking.

    Should be sprayed. Job for a professional unless you are equiped and
    skilled. Cat poly shouldn't be used without the proper respiratory
    protection equipment.

    Frank
    Frank Boettcher, Apr 21, 2006
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  3. April Inyard

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    One more alternative would be to sand the tub evenly dull with
    2000-grit wet paper, and then restore the shine with increasingly finer
    buffing compounds. This is something that is within the capabilities
    of the average DIYer with enough elbow grease. I've taken scratches
    out of my Jacuzzi this way.

    Oh, by the way, never ever scour your tub with the green side of a
    Scotch Bright kitchen sponge.
    , Apr 21, 2006
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