Advice 1: How to paint the bathroom

To restore the old tub in two ways: to paint with a special enamel bath; to put an acrylic liner. To paint a bath with enamel is not difficult, you just need to follow the instructions.
How to paint the bathroom
You will need
  • White enamel;
  • Hardener;
  • Measuring Cup;
  • Oxalic acid 100 g;
  • Acetone 0.5 l;
  • 2 glass jars of 0.5 l;
  • Brush;
  • Narrow spatula;
  • Waterproof abrasive paper;
  • Rubber gloves.
Prepare the enamel for the job. To do this, remove the lid and place jar in hot water for 30 minutes. Mix well and leave it to cool to room temperature. Enamel finish.
Wear rubber gloves and wash tub. Vysypite oxalic acid on the bottom of the tub, moisten it with water so that it became a slurry, and spread evenly across the surface.
Take a piece of sandpaper and start to process the whole area of bath, with soaking for not a lot acid. Remove all not of flatness, rust, old paint.
Rinse all of the acid with warm water and wash the tub again any detergent.
Pour into a tub of hot water and leave for 10 minutes. Drain the water and dry the tub with a clean cloth. Wipe all around the tub.
Apply acetone to a rag and degrease the surface of the bath.
First the Bank prepare for painting. Pour 200 ml of enamel in a measuring Cup. Pour this amount into a glass jar add 10 ml of acetone, mix everything well. Add 20 ml of hardener and mix for 10 minutes.
Apply the first coat with a brush starting from the edge of the bathtub. Apply several vertical stripes in a small area. Then a horizontal rubbing motion spread the enamel. Thus pokrast the entire tub.
After 15 minutes, paint a second layer.

Prepare as the first, the second can to paint the second layer.

Paint the tub the same way as the first layer.

Bath ready to drink in 7 days.
Apply the enamel is thin and smooth movements. The layers should, no smudging and resist spots.
Useful advice
Solid enamel coating is formed only by mixing enamel with hardener in the specified state.

For reliable adhesion of the enamel coating to the tub surface must be absolutely dry.
The enamel is to be applied gradually in two layers.

For the painting, you can use enamel bath "Fantasy". Her kit includes all the necessary tools.

Advice 2 : How to paint enamel

The enamel consists of a pigment with fillers on the basis of varnish, may have a different texture and degree of gloss. There are nitroemali, acid, oil and alkyd. Each enamel is suitable for your kind of decorative cover. The colour result depends not only on the type of enamel, and the correct preparation of the surface.
How to paint enamel
You will need
  • brush;
  • - roller;
  • - spray gun.
Any enamel apply with a brush, roller or spray gun. If you want to use enamel, do a thorough surface preparation. Remove all the old layers of paint. This can be done with the help of versatile washes, building dryer or mechanically, using improvised materials. If you need to level the surface, then use a filler, as if to apply enamel on an uneven surface, they will become even more noticeable.
Cover the wood surface with linseed oil, this will reduce the consumption of the enamel and make the color more even and intense. Iron the surface with a special type of primer designed for steel surfaces.
Nitroenamel made on the basis of nitrocellulose lacquer is not resistant to moisture and sun, so use it only in dry spaces or for decorative covering of furniture. The same can be said of acidic enamel. It is though more durable than a nitroenamel, but better use it indoors.
If you are going to paint surfaces that are prone to moisture and atmospheric influences, use oil enamel, as it is based on linseed oil that protects the wooden surface from moisture, swelling and destruction.
The most used and having a huge popularity is alkyd enamel. Use them to paint any surface inside and outside. Apply any type of enamel not less than two layers. First, apply one layer. Let it completely dry for 24-36 hours then apply a second coat.
If you bought the enamel, opened the jar and found that enamel coated dried film, gently remove it. Thick enamel dilute with solvent to the desired consistency. If you are going to use a spray enamel, be sure to dilute as any of the enamel has a fairly thick composition, which can be easily applied by brush or roller, but the spray can become clogged.
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