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Post# 934856   4/26/2017 at 22:52 by Stan (Napa CA)        

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I have a old pedestal bathroom sink that needs to be recoated (just the sink)
Has anyone used this stuff?

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Post# 934869 , Reply# 1   4/26/2017 at 23:41 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Stan, I haven't used this, but one of our neighbors had her tub and shower enclosure refinished with something like this almost 20 years ago and from what I"ve heard its held up very well. I think the secret to success with this would be in the prep before its applied. There must be some You Tube videos on this product, I would check them out. My experience with Rustoleum products has always been good. I bet it will work out well for you. Good Luck!

Post# 934873 , Reply# 2   4/27/2017 at 01:29 by Stan (Napa CA)        
Hi Eddie

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If I get it, and use it, I'll post before and after pics.
I have the liquid tub and tile paint for this, but it's a two part epoxy that you have to mix and use with brush and a high density roller. It takes 3 days before water can come in contact.
Thought the spray would be easier, maybe dry faster?

Post# 934881 , Reply# 3   4/27/2017 at 03:02 by Brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        

We looked into this recently to refinish our yellow bath.

A lot of how reliable it is seems to be in the aftercare. Not using certain chemicals, not letting anything colored stain the surface etc etc. for the bath it was no hair dyes no coloured bubble bath, no phosphoric acid based bathroom cleaners, no abraisive cream cleaners like Jif. It seemed that you could only clean it with water and vinegar if you wanted any guarantee the surface would stay looking new.

We use the bath a lot so in the end decided the risk wasn't worth it and just accepted the yellow as is.

Post# 934930 , Reply# 4   4/27/2017 at 12:18 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Interesting!  I didn't know RustOleum made a spray paint like this.  This could be an interesting product for refinishing washer or dishwasher tubs... 


Stan, please do let us know how this works out for you.   

Post# 934937 , Reply# 5   4/27/2017 at 13:53 by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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I'd suspect a catalyzed 2-part product would have significantly better durability. But it comes at the cost of having a long curing time.

As others mentioned prep will be paramount, as clean as you can get it then clean for another hour lol. While they say it doesn't require an acid etch it sure wouldn't hurt.

I'd suspect it's chemical resistance after it is cured will be pretty decent, but the surface will not be as hard as the original sink surface. I'd never attempt to use any abrasive cleaner on it.

As Paul mentioned this might make a good appliance finish, again especially the 2-part product.

Post# 934961 , Reply# 6   4/27/2017 at 16:31 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

My aunt and later one of her sons had her yellow tub done professionally and it was terrible.  The finish peeled off and did not hold up well at all.  It was done twice and I'm renovating the house now and the tub is in the trash.

Post# 935015 , Reply# 7   4/27/2017 at 21:10 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

We have successfully used the two part epoxy paint for coating appliance parts like porcelain inner tubs that were rusted. We were not needing a pretty finish. A long time ago, John carefully prepared the front porcelain surfaces of a coppertone GE combo by etching the porcelain with weak acid and then skillfully spray painting the whole thing with the black two part epoxy paint. The finish is beautiful and has held up, but it does not receive use or abuse like a tub or sink.


I had a tub that was original to my 1936 house in Greenbelt coated by a professional bathtub refinisher. I was told at the time that the tub could never be scoured and that only spray type liquid bathroom cleaners could be used to clean it. When I left about 5 years later, it still looked good.

Post# 935117 , Reply# 8   4/28/2017 at 08:41 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
With so few

cast iron or steel tubs available anymore, especially in certain colors, I wonder if more people are not reglazing their old ones?
I think those acrylic liner remodel inserts are ugly, but I know some have tighter budgets.
We remodeled to age in place with a Kohler Salient cast iron shower receptor. It has a low threshold an non skid etching. I Love it, and the Decape' greysih blue white washed barn wood look porcelain tile floor. It was a pain to lay though. Heavy tiles. No tub. The old one was acrylic from the 90's.

Post# 935181 , Reply# 9   4/28/2017 at 18:10 by Stan (Napa CA)        

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Wondering what the difference is between rustoleum tub n tile spray paint, and their Epoxy appliance spray paint? Naturally Home Depot doesn't have the tub tile spray in stock

Post# 935228 , Reply# 10   4/28/2017 at 23:18 by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
Used it,

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It works - and is a genuine epoxy, so don't worry about that.

1) Doesn't cure faster, may be slower depending on humidity.

2) Tough and durable.

3) Prep. is CRUCIAL.

4) Proper breathing mask is essential.

I'd go for it, but plan to sacrifice a can practicing, first.

Post# 935237 , Reply# 11   4/29/2017 at 01:47 by Stan (Napa CA)        

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You used which one?
The appliance epoxy, or tub n tile spray epoxy.
What do you think, are these two paints by Rustolem the same?

Post# 940293 , Reply# 12   5/26/2017 at 02:46 by Stan (Napa CA)        
Here's the before pic

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You can see the old paint that it was coated with . (About 20 years)
Can't remember why I painted it. Do remember it was the two part and had to be mixed. Brushed and rolled.
I'll see how the premixed spray works and post after pics. There a chunk missing near one facet that I thought I'd patch with JB Weld.. Or Bondo.
I'm not looking for perfection, it's a old house, old bathroom. It should have some character right?

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Post# 940353 , Reply# 13   5/26/2017 at 15:11 by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
Used both,

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Different paints, different preps., different end uses.

For the tub n' tile to stick well, you have to do a final step with acid then really good rinse.

There's a ton of youtube videos out there on how to do this right. From the look of things, you already know what you're doing - 20 years is a very good wear.

Post# 940356 , Reply# 14   5/26/2017 at 15:43 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Here are a couple places that actually do new porcelain. Would only be cost effective if close enough to take a heavy item there instead of shipping.

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