Asked on Jun 24, 2017

This is my first coat of Homax Tough as Tile. Is this typical?

by Ney23659244
Help! Ten minutes after I applied the first coat of Homax Tough as Tile, this appeared. I followed the directions to the letter! Is this normal? I used both and foam and a regular brush for the application.

Any tips for a nice result are appreciated.
Thank you!
  16 answers
  • Norris720 Norris720 on Jun 24, 2017

    NeyotyHometalker - Homax Tough as Tile, is this for a porcelain repair? If so the spray should have covered the entire area and then follow the instructions.

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    • Gail Hanks Gail Hanks on Oct 05, 2020

      Golly, I wish we would’ve seen your statement about primer before we painted! We followed the package instructions to the letter and even a little extra cleaning.... because our tub is so OLD.... we already had reservations as to how well it would do..... we got a little bit of the fish eye or blushing..... it would have been so good to even have had a glance of an idea of a good primer to use before applying the tough as tile product!

  • Suzette Suzette on Jun 24, 2017

    Hi Neyoty, Here's a step by step video that I think will help!

    Good luck!

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jun 24, 2017

    You are not the only one who is so disappointed ! This is a man who is so disappointed he is thinking of contacting the company

    but here is a woman who is very happy with her shower tub (although it doesn't show how it looks after being used and cleaned a few times)

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jun 24, 2017

    open--- HERE is the satisfied woman (and her helpful friend) applying it to the tub part of the shower

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 24, 2017

    I don't know what happened to give this result but I'd call the company to see if they can help you. I also wouldn't let it dry or go down the drain. It looks like a fail to me. I think I would try wiping it up with paper towels to preserve what you can. Then show this pic to the company and take their advice.

    I just looked at the reviews on the Home Depot website and they weren't very good. Out of 125 reviews only 25 were 5 stars and 70 were only 1 star.

    Good Luck

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 24, 2017

    Looks like more prep cleaning needs to be done, and sanding prior to didn't stick cause something is on the surface.

  • Claudia Colarusso Claudia Colarusso on Sep 17, 2017

    It was used in every apartment where I live, to 'upgrade' to a speckle finish to look like some type of fleck tile. All units are perfect. It must be the process you are doing or the company. I also did my own tub andl large vanity in my home. Perfect.

  • Bill Hunt Bill Hunt on May 25, 2018

    I haved used this several times and like the dumb people who usually write reviews I DID NOT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. And that is the only problem you might have using this

  • Kerry Kerry on Jun 29, 2018

    No no no people, he used a foam brush. What your seeing, I think, is the foam partially dissolved by the epoxy paint. I would think he/she would have noticed that after the fact, but in the shear panic of watching this unfold  , maybe he didn't notice. It does say NOT to use foam rollers.

  • Ken England Ken England on Oct 26, 2019

    I use it on every bathroom I refinish. The very last procedure before painting is very crucial. WIPE DOWN WITH 91% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL!!!

  • Tina Fortunato Tina Fortunato on Oct 27, 2019

    It’s just too thick of a coat with the shape of the sink and it’s consistency, I runs like crazy. Best best is to start over and do a extremely thin layer and keep doing thin thin layers.

  • Mike Gillespie Mike Gillespie on May 06, 2020

    Is it better to use the spray or the brush-on?

  • Karen Karen on Sep 28, 2020

    I refinished my garden tub and the stall shower and used the brush-on; I like it better as I feel I have more control with it. I think it came out pretty good, especially since I'm a novice. Good Luck!

  • Claudia Claudia on Dec 29, 2020

    Instructions stated not to use foam brush. I just finished my bathtub. I literally read the instructions 5x's. I primed w/Zinser123, only one coat AFTER I cleaned & sanded as per instructions. Let the primer dry 24 hrs, then painted.

    The brushes you use + thin coats is everything. Allow proper dry time. Don't over brush, keep the brushes wet in the paint. Use fresh brushes for every coat. Mine came out close to perfect.

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    • Claudia Claudia on Apr 14, 2021

      I did this work mid December 2020. No issues. Not really my way, I read a lot of reviews. I read somewhere a handyman posted to make sure the prep was thorough. So far - for a temporary fix - I'm happy.

  • Kris Kris on Jan 01, 2021

    most always is best to spray a light "flash coat " initially.

    It provides a "tooth" for the final heavier top coat to hold onto.

  • Patrick Olaf Patrick Olaf on Apr 14, 2021

    Looks like you didn’t prep the substrate properly, paint won’t adhere, did you etch the sink ? Etching after thorough cleaning helps to adhere better and have a fan aimed to the sink to dry every little spot to a tee , I normally roll the first coat, let it cure for one and half hour and second coat spray it, then if needed a third coat( depends on color change of tub tile or sink)