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Old 11-24-2009, 11:39 PM   #1
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Question Bathroom Epoxy. Anyone had 1st hand knowledge of these two refinishing products??

Rustoleum Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit
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Tough as Tile

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Old 11-25-2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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Rustoleum Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit
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Tough as Tile

Any suggestions?



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This stuff is not tough as nails or as tough as the original tile but it does good. I personally didn't like the roll on stuff. The finish did not come out as smooth as I liked. I used a product like this Bathtub refinishing. It's spray on and gives a smooth finish. I found something like this a Lowes a couple of years ago.
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I've used Tough as Tile. Stinky but works great.
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This stuff is not tough as nails or as tough as the original tile but it does good. I personally didn't like the roll on stuff. The finish did not come out as smooth as I liked. I used a product like this Bathtub refinishing. It's spray on and gives a smooth finish. I found something like this a Lowes a couple of years ago.
Thanks Lee,

I checked this out on the web. Its quite pricey $ 64.00 per can. My guess is because its in a spray. I need to spray tub, sink all surrounds basically everything in the full rear bath. No telling how many cans Id need. A bit scared of the cost. Did you use it on your total bath? Im afaid Id need 6 or so cans, what do you think?

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I've used Tough as Tile. Stinky but works great.
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Did you use Tough as tile on your whole bath? Spray or paint on? Do you recall if the outside temps need to be above a specific temp? Texas is still sunny but cooling off. Im wondering if I have to wait till spring or if I can just use the cover of my unheated garage.
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Thanks Lee,

I checked this out on the web. Its quite pricey $ 64.00 per can. My guess is because its in a spray. I need to spray tub, sink all surrounds basically everything in the full rear bath. No telling how many cans Id need. A bit scared of the cost. Did you use it on your total bath? Im afaid Id need 6 or so cans, what do you think?

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Hi Cynthia, You might want to go with a pro. Especially if you are trying this inside the Airstream. Take a look here. Bath refinishing ARLINGTON , TEXAS - Google Maps. If you could take out the bath area it would make a better DIY project.

On my project one can covered two walls and a shower pan but that was after I tried the roll on stuff didn't like it and sanded it smooth. I had a good base for the spray.

The stuff at Lowes was about 20 bucks a can about 2yrs ago. Sorry, I don't remember the name and I found it in the paint section.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:37 PM   #7
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Have a look at this episode of a great series of DIY reno videos on an old AS, WILDR:

YouTube - Airstream Restoration - 03-1 Bathroom
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:31 PM   #8
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I had to refinish tubs (plastic) in a small apartment complex years ago and used products from NAPCO. If you have or have access to the spray equipment, it was pretty easy.

Heres the link so you can take a look:

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I refinished the entire bath in my 79 argosy with Rustoleum paint for plastics which can be purchased easily at the big boxes or hardware stores. The trick to get good adherance is to thouroughly clean plastic, and both physically and chemically etch it before spraying the paint. The color match is easy, and you can get texture as well. Don't just get the plastic primer. Physical etching can be done with scotchbrite pad during cleaning phase. You might need to go to an automotive paint store and get "plastic prep" cleaner. This is used as final cleaning and etching plastic bumpers etc. on car painting. I did not have any problem with my job during 2 years of use before tordado took my trailer out.
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I bought Tough Tile and used it. I bought it at Lowes. It is in a yellow can. You can use a brush or spray. It looks great and I could not be happier with it. Just make sure you spray with warm weather.

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I used the Tile Doc epoxy kit on the tub and sink in my 68 Trade Wind. Got it at my local Sherwin Williams. I tried to brush it, but just did not like the look. I went back and got a fillable aerosol kit from the NAPA store. I thinned the paint a little more and then tried the spray. Worked like a charm. Use several light coats to avoid runs. The finish was far better than trying to brush. One note, the fumes are tough, the tub was real bad. Make sure you buy and use a good mask with filters for organic solvents.
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I used Tough Tile's tub tile & sink spray can kit. Bought it from Home Depot (about $35) came with a mask, gloves, cleaner, etching & 2 cans of paint. I did the sink & tub (previous owner had put a bigger white toilet in so the connecting piece that goes behind the toilet to the tub that holds the spicot for the tub had been removed) 1 can of paint did the whole job, I have cleaned & scrubbed numerous times (finish gets better every time) and so far it is holding up very well. For ventilation I put a big fan in between the beds & since I was going to replace screens anyway I just let the overspray go out the window. It was real easy to do. Just get in there & clean & scrub & dry out real good before you paint.(compressed air to blow out the little crevasses & a blow dryer to warm it up a bit before painting). 2 coats and I was done. It turned out great. Since there was some sort of homemade funky box to hold the shower spicot, I just did away with that and mounted a shower only diverter valve on the very edge of the outside corner of the tub up near the wall and ran the shower hose up to the holder on the shower pole bracket. I did the floor with vinyl groutable stick down tiles (looks like ceramic tile, really.plus they are flexible for travel and I grouted with sanded silicone grout, all from Home Depot) It turned out real good and looks like a million bucks. spent probably less than $100 total.
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If you use TIleDoc (what we used) they suggest using Xylene to clean the surface after scratching it with scotchbright. You also do not want ANY soap residue on the plastic as the stuff doesn't stick and will just bead off that area. We used this with a compressor and sprayer after the plastics were out of the camper. Went on well with this prep and we used 3-5 coats. We haven't used the camper much yet since we are still renovating so don't know lasting power of this path. We put it on last summer and still looks good so far though.
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Angry I don't believe the video any more

I used the Rustoleum product (can) on a home bathtub using a roller on the flat surfaces and a brush on the corners. Three coats (as described in the instructions) and it looked like crap.

I called their hotline, they said to sand it and try again. I did, still crap.

I then got BathMaster in to re-do it. He used a chemical to remove the stuff I put on and did a spray job on it, looked great.

Moral: don't use the paintbrush/roller method, SPRAY ONLY.

Also USE A FAN to move fresh air in, and wear a GOOD filtered mask if you want to live to see your grandchildren.
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