Thursday, March 22, 2012

Scary Tub Update

We are on day five of curing the epoxy, so no one has used this tub yet.  But I think it is an improvement, no? 
 Really, I'm embarrassed to even post the before photo.  All I can say in my defense is that despite appearances, this tub was in fact CLEAN.  It just wasn't pretty.  One or more of the flippers had painted this scratched up tub with latex paint, which wasn't loose enough to just scrape off easily (oh, no, that would be too easy!) but was loose enough to chip off a few chips at a time during baths.  And, you know, look scuzzy, gross and disgusting.
But disgusting no more.  Still have to fix the overflow cap, and some molding on the left where the drywall is not looking so hot (and really shouldn't be drywall, but that is another story for another day).  And now the tiles look quite dingy, what with the new paint and the new-looking tub.  If anyone is interested, it was the "Bathtub Refinishing Kit for Dummies" - yes, in a package just like the books - and I would use it again (if it lasts after use).  Very easy, simple directions, and everything included. 

And, what to do to keep feet from slipping now that there isn't all that great crackled paint-y texture?
  THAT is a problem I love to have.

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