Homax Tough as Tile Bathroom Sink, Tub & Tile Repair Screw up!

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Hi there. I tried the Homax Tough as Tile product (Bathroom, Sink, Tub & Tile Refinish) on the tiles in my bathroom shower. I waited the 3 hours as mentioned. The first layer was fine. I applied the 2nd coat and this happened (see images). I did use a different brand of paint roller the 2nd time around. I went back and reviewed the instructions. Wondered if I should have waited the 6 hours. The epoxy was dry. Do you know if I can sand it down and do it again after the 6 hours are up?

q homax tough as tile bathroom sink tub tile repair screw up
q homax tough as tile bathroom sink tub tile repair screw up
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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 06, 2020

    Did these blisters appear during the time that you were applying the second coat, or when did you first notice them?


    How humid/hot is the weather where you live, and how humid is the interior air in the bathroom? Did you have an exhaust fan turned on during the time when you thought the first coat was drying?

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 06, 2020

    Helllo. I would suggest calling the manufacturer for proper remediation, before trying random advice that might make things worse.

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    • Hilary Smith Williams Hilary Smith Williams on Sep 07, 2020

      Thank you very much. I hope to get in contact with them. Have a wonderful night/morning.

  • Betsy Betsy on Sep 06, 2020

    Hi Hilary: You should be able to sand it and start over. The time frame mentioned is for ideal conditions. It doesn't take into consideration heat and/or humidity sometimes. It may have felt dry to the touch, but not cured. Next time, I'd let it sit overnight and then, in an out of the way area, see if you can dent it or scrape it with your fingernail. If so, let it sit, maybe with a fan on, until it' completely hard and dry before you attempt the second coat.. It seems as though the second coat pulled the first coat up a bit. The brand of roller shouldn't matter, as long as the length and type of nap are the same.


    Good luck

  • If the instructions said to wait 6 hours and you only waited 3, this could be the reason. It looks like the first coat wasn't completely dry. Contact the company to see what they recommend.

  • William William on Sep 06, 2020

    Did you use a foam roller? It looks like you may have used a regular nap roller and some of the fuzz got pulled off. Otherwise the first coat wasn't fully cured and got pulled off.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Sep 06, 2020

    Here's my two cents - when I did a similar project, the roller I used in one section left little lint like pieces that hardened into hard little raised areas. By the time I noticed, it was in time to not use that roller on the rest, but, I had to redo that section. It looked like yours before I redid it. Hopefully the manufacturer has an easier way to fix it. Good luck and stay safe!

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    • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Sep 07, 2020

      I taped off the area I was doing over and after sanding it down, went through all the prep steps, etc. Mine said not to use a foam roller, too. I ended up using a good quality brush, so it wouldn't shed (keep a pair of old tweezers handy just in case) since it seemed to level well, and I couldn't see my brush strokes. A couple of spots did need a roller, and I "cheated" and used a small foam roller to touch up. It worked. I'm guessing that a foam roller might deteriorate with the chemicals, but, mine didn't, for the little I used it. I hate redoing something like this, but, sometimes it's the only way. Good luck with fixing yours!

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 06, 2020

    What kind of roller did you use? a napped one looks like tiny hairs..... I would use a foam roller, or if you must use a napped one, run some tape over the roller a few times to remove loose hairs. You can try sanding it off, but you might have to strip to get a clean smooth surface and remove those hairs.

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    • Sharon Sharon on Sep 07, 2020

      I would use a very low nap roller then, and run some painter's tape over it a couple times to get any loose hairs. I don't know if sanding will remove those embedded hairs but its worth a try, and follow up with a tack cloth to remove any remaining hairs or dust.

  • William William on Sep 07, 2020

    Sand it down and either use a foam roller or a low nap roller. Rinse the low nap roller to remove any loose fibers or what I do is use duct tape and go over the roller.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Sep 07, 2020

    I think your best bet is to sand it. looks like it was still sticky maybe wait longer to dry

  • Deb K Deb K on Sep 08, 2020

    Hello, I would just sand it and try again, but you may want to contact the manufacturer to see if this is a problem that occurs a lot and how to fix it.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Sep 08, 2020

    you could go online to the manufacturer of the product and ask them what is the best way to fix this - they know what will work with their products good luck to you

  • Yes, I would sand down the areas that are raised up and add another thin layer with a roller.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Sep 11, 2020

    You should be able to sand it down and recoat it.

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