Painting & Decorating Question

Painting a bath frame.

I need to deal with a bath which sits boxed into a very dark stained wooden housing. The top surface and edges are wearing away and it looks very patchy and messy. If I painted it using a couple of coats, I feel it would wear away quite quickly being a bath surround (two very splashy kids!). Am I right and if so what low cost alternatives do I have?

*UPDATE* Thanks Pro Finishing Services for the suggestion. I'd considerered getting it tiled but thought it may be expensive as being a bath top, every tile would need cutting to shape? Cost is an issue as I've just been made redundant.

3 Answers

Sounds like you should have this wood work overlaid in plywood and tiled.
Just buy some travertine mosaic sheets and then post as a job for a local tiler/bathroom fitter.

Answered 5th Jul 2011

Pro Finishing Services

Member since 12 Jan 2010

You could use some industrial strength paint that requires a hardener to be mixed in first although this is quite expensive paint alternatively rub down well and coat with primer such as zinzer or dulux supper grip then apply finnishing coats of oil based paints. Hope this helps.

Answered 31st Jul 2011

Millington Decorating and Tiling

Member since 30 Sep 2010

Unscrew the bath panel and turn it around to the un-exposed side. If this side is sound then scuff it with sand-paper and prime it, undercoat it and finish coat the surface in oil based gloss/satinwood or eggshell.

this is a low cost alternative to re-newing the panel and once painted, will look like a new surround.

Answered 13th Aug 2011

Baillie Services

Member since 11 Mar 2009

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