Asked on May 11, 2017

Can an old,( 1970's) plastic tub surround be painted?

Cra9345457Dena BaileyBobbie


5 answers
  • Rachel
    on May 11, 2017

    Plastic bathtub refinishing is similar to the process of refinishing and repairing porcelain and fiberglass bathtubs. First, the surface must be chemically cleaned to remove any soap scum, mineral deposits, or body oils. Next, all cracks and chips are filled and sanded smooth. Apply tub and tile self leveling paint (at all hardware stores) and let it cure. Beautiful bathtub in a day.
  • Bobbie
    on May 11, 2017

    There is a tutorial at She did a fantastic job and will answer a lot of your questions.
  • Dena Bailey
    on May 12, 2017

    Thanks Rachel. Do you know if it can be finished so that the plastic looks like porcelain?
  • Dena Bailey
    on May 12, 2017

    Thanks Bobbi.
  • Cra9345457
    on May 21, 2017

    I went to the above website. She has a lot of great ideas but found nothing on painting the plastic bathtub walls
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