I know the Idaho Painter on YouTube did a video on this subject. End result... He didn't recommend it.I know it can be done, but can it be done right? What product is the best? What did you do for prep? Is this even a feasible idea? Please chime in!
Property management will pay for it...much cheaper and easier on their end.Old cast iron tub? Yes typically with a polyamide epoxy. Fiberglass? Cheaper to replace than it would be to paint. Not worth it unless your really strapped for potato money
No one really answered the question. He didn't say he was going into the shower refinishing business. He just asked if it could be done and what the best product would be.I don't see any compelling reason to try and do it. I wouldn't attach my name to any such endeavor.
Let Bathfitters and the tub refinish people mess with it. How much could it possibly pay?
THats just it Paramountpaint, the request to do it comes from a landlord/ property manager. They hire me a lot! If i take the job, it's more or less to try it and see if it works . If it fails they're perfectly content just replacing it, with no risk to me. I'm really interested in some product suggestions. I already have all the equipment i think, minus the fresh-air breathing but i am good at holding my breath. lol.
Any idea of the life expectancy and cleanabilty of this type of product used in this way? I would tend to expect that standing water and aggressive cleaning by some tenants would take its toll rather quickly.regular polyamide epoxy's hold up great you can get them from many paint stores in 2 gallon kits since they're mostly marketed towards industrial use. You can get pint, quart, 1/2 gallon, and gallon size kits from http://www.klasskote.com/epoxy_bathtub_paint that's where I get smaller size kits from anyway. They're stuff is roughly 2x as expensive than V400 for example BUT having it in smaller kits is a trade off of course.
Any idea of the life expectancy and cleanabilty of this type of product used in this way? I would tend to expect that standing water and aggressive cleaning by some tenants would take its toll rather quickly.