What to do with garden tub that was painted by previous tenants?


Previous tenants painted garden tub. Now it’s peeling. I can’t get it off. But, I need an idea once it’s off. It’s an ugly color. What can I do cheaply?

q garden tub was painted by previous tenants
  9 answers
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 26, 2019

    You can scrape off all that is loose and peeling and spray, sand the rough spots and then paint with a metal paint such as Krylon or Tremclad.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 26, 2019

    Whatever you do, make sure you get the landlord's permission.

  • GG GG on Jan 27, 2019

    Who paints a garden tub?

  • NotHermione NotHermione on Jan 27, 2019

    Scrape off the excess paint like someone previously suggested. Select an epoxy paint like people use to paint over indoor bath tubs. Are you using this for a fish pond or for a bird waterer? Make sure the paint type you chose is not toxic to the little critters...

  • Judith bock Judith bock on Jan 27, 2019

    If it is a porcelain tub try a mild striper or try spraying with "super clean" (purple color container) then use a 'magic eraser'.

  • Jen Jen on Jan 27, 2019

    Sounds like there may be 2 trains of thought here on what you meant by "garden tub" ---- indoor bath or outdoor planter?

    It makes a difference!

  • Suzanne Gould Design Suzanne Gould Design on Jan 28, 2019

    I made this mistake, using a bronze metallic paint on top of porcelain. It does not hold up very well. The old tub's glaze had worn off in the bottom of the tub and I was trying to spruce up the look. When I finally decided to remove the paint, I used a green scrubbee and comet. It was already scratched and it looked better just clean, even unglazed on the bottom. I would not paint a tub again.

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jan 31, 2019

    If you want to use this in your home, you could take it to an auto body shop and have them paint it. If this is just for "looks", I would use CitriStrip (non-toxic) and totally strip everything off for a clean surface to start with. You can use an appliance paint or similar to get a uniform finish. 😎