How to update my prefab shower?

by Cari

I have a prefab shower insert. Can I tile over this or paint over it? It is smooth, no texture but it's just a boring beige color. I would love to update without having to take the whole thing out

  5 answers
  • Archie Archie on Sep 02, 2018

    You can paint it. Be sure to get the best primer available from your paint store for plastic.

    OR you could find some nice decals of flowers etc to make a statement.

  • Lisa Lisa on Sep 02, 2018

    My guess is that you could paint it with Tub and Tile paint. I believe they carry it in the big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes. If you use this paint, be sure to open windows, get a fan going and use a mask - a good one, because everything I hear about this paint is that the fumes are noxious! I don't think it's possible to tile over these tub surrounds. If you wanted to do that, you'd probably have to remove it. Take pics and show us how you handled it!

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Sep 02, 2018

    I looked up this same information for my own shower, so I knew it could be done! Here's some videos for you to view, it looks like there is good information in each. Good luck!

  • Dfm Dfm on Sep 02, 2018

    I don't think its strong enough for tile...if its anything like mine. check into paint kits for tubs/showers.

  • Frances Arlene Frances Arlene on Sep 03, 2018

    Never use white paint in a bathroom that has a beige tub makes it look dirty.Clean your tub with SCRUBBING BUBBLES.Paint your bathroom with a color paint you like then paint trim with a color that matches your a bedroom curtain that is 84 inches long that matches, valance in the middle, hang from the very top of the ceiling where the bottom just touches the floor.hang small mirror frames over back of tub they well be a nice plastic.You well be blown away on how good it looks.