Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ThisOldGarageNJ Got A new tub for a LOW price !!!
This is a great product.. It does require a lot of work for it to be done properly and come out looking good. But as with any paint job the key is always preparation, preparation, preparation,......
I started out by cleaning the tub with some of that spray bleach cleaner.. Then started sanding with 400 grit wet or dry paper.. In between sandings I cleaned the tub using TSP (tri-sodium phosphate) you can buy that at Home Depot in the paint department. Then I switched to 600 grit wet or dry paper. Where I had chips in the tub I feathered the edges to blend it in better. Also cleaning in between with TSP. For a final cleansing I washed it down and rinsed it with the cleqaner that comes included with the kit.
After everything was dry I started masking the tub. Be sure to wear gloves when your masking the tub as any oils from your hands can cause the paint to not stick. In the pictures below you can see I installed a remote exhaust fan over the tub to suck up the overspray as according to the manufacturer overspray that settles can cause the tub to end up with a dull finish. Cans must be shaken heavily for product to work well. I sprayed the first coat in the areas where you can see I had large chips from a previous bad "professional" refinish. then coated the whole tub evenly.. Per manufacturers directions I applied the second coat within ``15 minutes. (if you dont apply second coat within 15 minutes you must wait 72 hours before applying it.
This is a self leveling paint. but still caution is suggested to avoid drips. The only thing I dont know about this product is how long it will last, But it feels thick and hard and appears like it should last a long time. And my tub looks like its brand new,, Well worth the mioney and time invested in it...
March 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Trish I wish I never used the product
I followed all of these steps exactly as directed. Second step (after cleaning) is sanding and your tub will look absolutely terrible when it's done so your dedicated to following all of the directions going forward. Spraying was a nightmare because it completed filled the room and left a white residue on EVERY surface including our brand new tile floor. Rather than waiting 72 hours,we waited 5 days to use the tub to be absolutely sure it was ready. Upon FIRST use we scratched the bottom when the shampoo bottle dropped. From there the "tough tile" started peeling like electric tape from a smooth surface. The tub looked BETTER before we had started this kit now that this scratch has doubled its size in a week. The entire process took 6 hours including removing the excess spray from the tile floor and other surfaces. A waste of 6 hours, $50, and total destruction to my tub in my newly renovated bathroom. If I had never tried this product, my bathroom would look better today than it does right now.
June 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeM Tough as Tile REview
Easy to apply and a great value compared to alternative methods of attaining like results. Once applied this product has incredible adhesion and color and gloss retention, and was very easy to apply.
March 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steele1 Horrible Product!!
My husband used this product on our 70s powder blue tub. He followed the process precisely and perfectly. We even gave it an extra day without use (4 days total) to be sure it had enough time to dry. It looked awesome...until we used it! The paint immediately started to peel, and got worse with every shower/bath. Our daughters (ages 1 and 2) would get out of the tub with paint stuck to their bodies. We eventually ended up peeling off most of the inside of the tub so that we could bathe our girls, and so the paint would stop clogging our drain. After the paint had really started to peel, I decided to try different sponges just to see what would happen. The paint got scratched all over with one of the Cello sponges with the yellow on one side, and green slightly abrasive on the other side. The company really doesn't give a great guarantee on this product anyway, but of course we hoped we'd be the exception!
TIP: If you have to peel off your paint for whatever reason, it peels off in nice big chunks if you spray it with HOT water, not cold.
June 24, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Smithster Disappointed
I paid close attention to instructions. My first problem was that the spray nozzle dripped rather than giving a fine mist. I practiced before application. I tried shaking longer, I tried short bursts of spray. Sometimes it gave me a fine mist, then would start dripping again. There can be NO drips if you want an even coat. I think the spray can does not work as well when you have to turn it horizontal because it give me more problems on the floor of the tub when you must turn the can parallel to the floor. The second problem was that after drying, it was not shiny, but somewhat dull. The surface did not feel smooth. Plus the places where I tried to fix the drips were obvious. This was applied only 3 weeks ago and the tub has not been used yet so I don't know yet if it is going to peel off as other reviews reported. At any rate, I am going to recoat this mess with a Rustoleum 2 part epoxy acrylic product. I will say that the tub and sink look better than they did. But it could be better.
September 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fastpastor Works great!!!
I am a professional contractor and have used it in several occasions. I have not experienced the peeling as others have described. In fact to fully test its durability, I sprayed down my porcelain utility sink that we use in the shop. It is covered in junk, paint, oil, debris, and stains. I did zero prep work to it and the stuff is barley coming off a year later. the success of the product is all in the prep work, if it the surface is not prep'd properly, then I can see why others are having problems
July 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jazzy390 Wow! Wow!
This is the greatest since sliced bread. I was amazed at the finished product. Tub looked brand new. You must have a steady hand.
September 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MLST Total Fail!
Our contractor used this product to restore our old bath tub. He followed all of the manufacturer specifications. The tub peeled as soon as we used it. Now we are out the cost of the product and 3 hours of contractor labor.
May 27, 2015