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7 Tips for Painting Your Shower Enclosure PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 June 2010 10:20
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A shower can start looking faded and old every few years, whether or corrosive products with regular use. You can update the look of your shower with paint. This article offers some tips for you to get the best results from your work.
Preparation

Before you begin, remove all your linen, carpet and other fabric items in your bathrooms. You did not ruin them. Newspaper set to cover the floor. Wear old clothes and go!
Sanding

Sanding is a key step to be sure that your project is a success, do your time in preparing your shower wall before painting. You want to rough up the entire shower enclosure so that the paint adheres. Use sandpaper 320-grit, sand to the finish becomes flat. You do not have to remove the finish. After the sanding you need to clean debris from the shop.
Cleaning

The most effective cleaner for this process is hydrochloric acid, which is available in stores renovation and pool supply stores. It will remove all debris. When using this acid, note that it has very strong fumes, and you will need to ventilate the room as best you can and wear a respirator. Clean all areas and sanded flush. That stall completely dry before starting the process of painting.
Priming

Cancellation prior to painting will ensure that the paint adheres well to the surface. Use a good quality primer, such as the Touch by Rust-Oleum Painter, who is a versatile boot made for this kind of project. Coat the shower in a uniform and give him time to dry. You're ready to apply the paint.
Painting

You will use an epoxy based paint on the shower. Or rent a paint sprayer or purchase of spray paint cans. Your choice for the finish will be flat or semi-gloss (if you want a gloss finish). During the spraying of paint, you want to keep the room well ventilated. Spray in side to side wide, even coverage. After the paint dries, you can seal the new paint protection.
Sealing

Seal the paint with two cans of spray clear mouth that resist water. Allow the compound to cure for two days before running water.
Cleaning

Do not use chemicals on the painted area of your shower. To keep it fresh and clean, use undiluted vinegar in a spray bottle and a sponge. The acid in vinegar cleans soap scum and water spots easily. If you get soiled areas, use baking soda on your sponge and rub in a circle until the floor disappears.

 
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