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Refinish a Tub

By: Danny Lipford

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If replacing an ugly tub or sink isn’t in your budget you might want to consider a do-it-yourself refinishing kit. The traditional way to do this is with an epoxy formula but that requires acid cleaning and generates some strong fumes. Plus it requires a one week wait before use. Rust-oleum’s Tub and Tile Refinishing kit is an inexpensive option that comes in standard colors or white, almond and biscuit or is tint able using universal colors. There’s enough in the kit for 2-3 coats on a standard bathtub and, best of all, it doesn’t require muriatic acid for cleaning! The turn around time is better too, so you can use the bathtub just 3 days after you’ve painted it. The end result is a surface that’s smooth and glossy so it resembles porcelain or ceramic!



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  • Biplav Kr Sinha Says:
    June 17th, 2018 at 4:32 am

    A wide uneven crack has developed all along the margin in the slant roof slab extending outside the wall. Some of these cracks on the margin fell down. How all these cracks can be solidly repaired ?

  • Linda Says:
    March 15th, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    What would cause my ceiling to get like a bubble in the paint after it has been patched and painted. I have no signs of moisture or water damage.

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    March 15th, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Hi, Lee,
    Here’s “Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford’s answer to your question:
    “If you have access to the backside of the crack, lay a 2×4 or 2×6 flat to screw into on either side of the crack — then proceed with the taping and joint compound to hide the crack.
    Thanks for your question!”

  • Lee Says:
    February 24th, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    There is nothing above the crack to screw into and its uneven. What should I do?.

  • Pamela Sharpe Says:
    January 13th, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Hello, I am so thankful for finding a cheaper way to fix my ceiling. I would love to receive a quote on how much the material might cost.

  • Bruce Says:
    January 12th, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    How to repair cracks in popcorn ceiling.

  • Diane Says:
    October 8th, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Will this work for a side by side mobile home.
    Someone told me you have to rip part of the ceiling out and brace it and then fix it.
    It is not where any seams where the house was put together.


  • Tank's Nurse Says:
    September 24th, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Thank you for the great video, I tried numerous times fixing the crack in my ceiling and it would “recrack” my patient does home repairs and told me how to use the tape and mud but I came here just to make sure so I won’t have to redo it in another six months!

  • Michael Grech Says:
    August 4th, 2017 at 11:26 am

    hi ,
    i am gypsum installer here in Malta and i have a problem in here when i make false ceilings sometimes altough i make mash tape the short side of the board(120cm side) the crack still comes out! can you tell me what is the reason of this and what you do for repairing it?

  • Barb Says:
    March 22nd, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    We have repaired a leak on our ceiling, now we need to know how to do the finish so that it will match the rest of the ceiling. It is not as thick as Popcorn but it does has some form of light textured finish.

  • Official Comment:

    Lindsay Hughes Says:
    February 8th, 2017 at 3:19 pm

  • Gary M Says:
    February 2nd, 2017 at 7:56 am

    RE: How to Repair a Ceiling Crack… Step 2: How to Repair a Ceiling Crack in a Popcorn Ceiling and have it blend in! (PLEASE?)

  • Ruth Wicks Says:
    February 1st, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    How can I hire Mr. Mark to repair two places in my ceilings?

  • Tim Says:
    February 1st, 2017 at 11:08 am

    We’ve got a lot of plaster ceilings up north. After you patch the ceiling, you need to use an oil-based primer before painting, or the joint compound will bleed through and won’t blend correctly with the plaster. Of course, Danny knows that, but viewers and readers may not.

  • Jayna Mestayer Says:
    January 8th, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Roof & ceiling repair procedure & recommendations?

  • sorubarani Says:
    April 9th, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Need advice to repair ceiling crack in my house. Pls suggest experts to repair ceiling cracks.

  • Gwen Says:
    January 13th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Will this procedure work on a double wide mobile home ceiling. It is not panels but all one ceiling – the rough material – pebbly like. Thanks

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Refinish a Tub