To refinish a bathtub, clean the tub thoroughly with a nonabrasive cleaner, and then apply two layers of a specially formulated primer. You need a bathtub refinishing kit. Wear safety gear to apply the primer, and ensure the room has proper ventilation.Continue Reading
Remove the drain cover and overflow plate.
Use a razor blade to peel off and remove the old caulk.
Use the cleaner from the kit or a similar nonabrasive cleaner to remove all traces of dirt and soap scum from the tub, and then rinse it thoroughly.
Sand the tub with a waterproof sandpaper if it came with the kit. Vacuum the leftover dust, and spot dust with a piece of cloth. Wash away the rest, and wait for the tub to dry.
If your kit includes it, follow the instructions on how to apply the primer reducer.
Place bags over permanent fixtures, and mask off other non-paintable surfaces with tape.
Mix the primer according to package instructions, and apply the first coat.
Wait for the first coat to dry, and then apply a topcoat. Allow the topcoat to dry for 48 hours.
Apply silicone caulk where the old caulk was installed, and reinstall the fixtures.