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31. July 2015 19:07
by CMunro
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Cast Iron Bathtub Refinishing

31. July 2015 19:07 by CMunro | 0 Comments

How do you know you have a Cast iron bathtub? Imagine yourself kicking a large boulder; you’ll have the same feel kicking a cast iron tub!  Cast Iron bathtubs have been used for decades, their extremely hard, heavy, durable, long lasting bathtubs. For those of you who love your tub and like to soak for long periods of time you already know your Cast iron tub is very deep and it holds the heat in extremely well.

Now, besides the fact that taking one out with a sledge hammer is a brutal job, putting one back in is equally difficult, very expensive, and a very long messy remodeling process. So let’s just refinish it with great success! Below I’ve supplied a list of exactly what you'll need to complete a gratifying DIY project, keep your original high end cast iron bathtub, and complete the project in no time flat!

What you'll need:

BathWorks Premium Bathtub Refinishing Kit  (two coats, no problem, there’s enough)
BathWorks EZ Etch Kit (highly recommended for cast iron)

Project time: 1.5 hours 

That’s it!!  Enjoy your beautifully refinished cast iron bathtub.

-CM

31. July 2015 18:49
by CMunro
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What is A Tub-Shower Unit & How to Refinish It Yourself

31. July 2015 18:49 by CMunro | 0 Comments

It’s a brilliant sunny morning, and I’m getting through a handful of emails, and noticing a pattern.  Most people don't really know what kind of tub they actually have. Why would they! So here's a bit of guidance about one we get lots of questions on.

What is a Tub/Shower unit anyway?  They’re a one piece acrylic tub/shower combination.  They’re actually installed during the rough framing stage when the house was built, while the walls are open giving access for installation into their final resting place.  For this reason, replacing them can be quite the challenge during any remodeling project, so what’s the next best thing? Refinish it! A great self-rewarding DIY project!

Getting the best out of your project order:

BathWorks Tub Refinishing - Combo Kit (pick your color)

BathWorks Standard Bathtub & Shower Refinishing Kit (only needed if you’re refinishing from a dark color to light color)

BathWorks Preval Sprayer (optional, but Highly recommended, as it helps with all the curves & soap trays)

Project time: About 3 hours

Enjoy your newly refinished Tub-Shower Unit!

-CM