Tub and tile refinishing products

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Old 08-29-16, 05:00 PM
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Tub and tile refinishing products

It's time to bite the bullet and refinish the tub and the kitchen sink. Fortunately, both are white ceramic, so this should be a two-fer job.

My favorite home improvement outlets offer two products:

Homax Tough As Tile Epoxy Finish, Brush On, White

and

Rust-Oleum Specialty Tub & Tile Refreshing Kit Product Page

Qu.1: preference between the two brands?
Qu.2: preference between the **results** with spray-on versus brush-on (I understand the extra, full-room masking requirement of the spray-on)

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Old 08-30-16, 03:59 AM
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Most diy applied reglaze jobs fail the main reason for the failures is improper prep.
Obviously a sprayed on finish will look nicer than brushed on.
 
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Old 08-30-16, 06:15 AM
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I have to agree, want them to last, then replace them or have a pro come in and reglaze them.
No way would I have a kitchen sink refinished, it takes way to much abuse.
 
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Old 08-30-16, 07:13 AM
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Two useful bits of info, thanks. I'll be sure to be rigorous about the prep. As with so many jobs, prep may be 90% and actually painting will be the downhill home...

In your experience, does the brushed-on leave brush marks? Even with a good brush? I suppose it's unduly optimistic to hope otherwise, but the manufacturers' videos....
 
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Old 08-30-16, 07:17 AM
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Somehow I missed the kitchen sink I agree with Joe - too much abusive for it to be a candidate.

There will be brush marks but how prevalent they'll be depends on both the brush and the skill of the person using it. Often thinning a coating slightly [maybe applying 2 coats] will minimize brush marks but I don't know if that works well with tub and tile paint.
 
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Old 08-30-16, 07:17 AM
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Interesting. I wonder how much a pro would charge. I might get a quote. Thanks!
 
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Old 08-30-16, 07:29 AM
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Gottit thanks. I guess I'll go with the spray and resign myself to the plague-ward-style full-room mask... which may in turn mean that the kitchen sink will not get done...
 
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Old 08-30-16, 07:38 AM
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Be sure to remove the drain cover on the tub as that is a typical place for diy reglazing to fail. In the long run you'd be better off replacing the kitchen sink, stainless steel ones are reasonably priced.
 
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Old 08-30-16, 08:20 AM
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I was thinking about exactly that, the drain cover. Newbie question: are most drain covers made such that they can ve removed (unscrewed?) from inside the tub *only*, i.e. without needing to get a wrench on from the outside? I'm asking, because, of course, my tub is walled and sealed in place....
 
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Old 08-30-16, 08:28 AM
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Okay, sorry, here's my answer (from about 2:45 onward. He takes his time getting there...):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO-bZF4L1HE

And as to the kitchen sink, you're right of course. For now i will just do the one unsightly black ding with chip repairer.
 
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Old 08-30-16, 08:55 AM
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FWIW, we do all of the work we can in our units but even though the tub and sink reglazer costs and arm and a leg, we hire that work out to him.
 
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Old 08-30-16, 09:09 AM
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Ha hah ha haaahh!

Well that should tell anyone with half a brain all they need to know about this project!!!

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread etc.

Thanks very much for the wise words of caution!
 
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