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
fixtures. 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 cabinets. The tools you require
Spray gun with
high volume and low-pressure.
protect you from paint fumes.
Masking tape paper.
The materials that you require are:
coat and Refinishing coatings primer
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:
1. They clean and remove the grease from
countertops, tiles, tubs and cabinets.
2. 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
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 topcoat.
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.