How do I cover a worn out porcelain in a bath tub?

by Andrea

i think I have a porcelain covered iron bathtub. I've tried the CLR etc etc but I thinks it's down to the metal now. What can I do if anything. Thanks

Black area rubbed down to the metal. Other rust colored areas won't come clean either

  6 answers
  • You can have it professionally reglazed. I have had several done and they turn out beautifully.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Mar 07, 2019

    You can buy enamel paint that is actually made for appliances that might do the job. There are also kits for refinishing a tub that you can buy online. The last option is expensive, but that is to hire a professional.

  • Andrea Andrea on Mar 07, 2019

    Thank you both thanks bunches

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Mar 07, 2019

    First try to bleach it put a towel over the whole are then pour straight bleach on it and leave over night you might need to crash a window then close the door it should be cleaner in the morning then rinse Home Depot sells a kit to regulate a tub

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 08, 2019

    Hello Kathy,

    Save for New one if you are the owner! Get the Landlord to change it if you are renting (Not fit for purpose) or you could try using mosaic tiles on a waterproof tile adhesive and waterproof grout it...... If you don't want to have it refinished professionally. Rusty look is quite fashionable for some items - so why not baths! You could rub over the area with WD-40 to enhance it..........

  • William William on Mar 11, 2019

    You'll need to do a lot of sanding to remove the rust. You can use Rustoluem or Homax tub and tile paint kits to bring it back. Proper prep is the key. Take no shortcuts. What ever you use it must be epoxy based.