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Old 04-27-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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Refinishing Tub/Sink Fiasco

Spent a couple of days prepping to nth degree the tub/shower surround and vanity-counter/sink. Yesterday tried to spray it with HF HVLP detail spray gun. Did not go well at all, pattern to small, paint too dry. Went ahead and spent a couple of hours and painted everything, no shine because all was too dry, don't think the gun was putting down enough paint. Well a least there weren't any runs! So I figured this crappy coat would be an OK first coat and tomorrow I'll try a brush or roller. Fast's now tomorrow I tried to paint the sink area because it's the smallest so wanted to see how it went. Well now I see how it went , NOT GOOD! The paint was thicker than when I put the lid on the can yesterday, kinda of like latex house paint consistency. Well it covered much better than yesterday but ran like heck, did not lay down smooth and the brush strokes are about to give me one. I can remake the whole bathroom counter and buy a new sink but I need to use the bathtub/shower/stall but am now afraid to touch it. Product being used is Rustoleum Tub and Shower refinishing kit, which is a two part epoxy paint type product. I'm not a happy camper. Wait I'm not a camper at all, still gotta get this thing done first!

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Old 04-27-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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I suspect your viscosity was wrong as was too much air pressure. You could probably take the stuff to a local auto body shop and have it done for very little money. The HVLP unit is not really designed for the type of material you are shooting also. A cup gun or gravity feed gun is the proper tool.

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Old 04-27-2011, 06:05 PM   #3
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I suck at painting. because of this, I always get some cardboard scraps gathered up before I paint. I practice on the cardboard first and mark down my pressure and settings. Once I'm sure I 'm ready, then I start laying the paint on. This has saved a lot of head banging.
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any updates?

Just wondering how did you fix the issue?
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