My shower is old and yellowed. Is there a product that you can use to paint your fiberglass fixtures?
Norma from Riverside
I am actually going through this myself. At Home Depot I found a product called "Magic ReNew Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit". I found it on an endcap near the paint department...maybe $28. Anyhow, it comes with a "cold" can and a "hot" can. They are spraypaint can-like. You put one in the fridge to get it cold and then put the other in hot water to get it hot. Then you turn one into the other to mix the products. Once the one now-full can gets to room temperature you are good to go. If you can spraypaint, you can do this. Make sure you cover EVERYTHING else in the bathroom (I forgot to cover the floor). In the event that you get it on the floor or other item, a fine grade steel wool rubbed lightly on it will loosen it so you can sweep it up and clean it up with a mop or a rag.
By Mike (Guest Post) 08/23/2008
Absolutely! Lowe's sells a great primer in their paint department. The most important step is the surface prep. Clean your shower surround with the recommended cleaner (I believe it was called TLX, also at Lowes). You then use a two part epoxy paint that is made just for this job. Good luck and enjoy your upgraded shower!
By Natasha79 (Guest Post) 10/01/2008
There is this product called Perma-Glaze - looks like what you're looking for. Here is the link: http://www.permaglaze.com/index.html
Rust-oleum has a kit for this. Rust-Oleum 1 qt. White Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit it's $23 here a link form home depot
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc ... mp;storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
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We have white tub/shower walls which are about 30 years old. Replacing them is out of the question because of the ensuing mess. They never look completely clean and we'd like to paint them. Can this be done? I think the material is fiber glass.
MartyD from Houston, TX
There are also commercial services which can come and put a new "skin" on your shower/bath tub. I have seen the finished product and they look very nice. Be sure and ask about warranties, etc. and get references - then check them! (03/31/2008)
It may be to strong for home use though. You'll most likely need a respirator and a sprayer to do the job right! You might need an "Epoxy Paint"? Before you DO paint or prime, be sure to wipe the whole thing down with rubbing alcohol. This is an artist's trick to remove any oil or residue.
*If you can't find any info on your own, write me on ThriftyFun, as my ex-sister-in-law works for & builds Livingston Boats.
---> PS Don't even THINK of having someone "Skin" your shower or bath... I live in a mobile home & had them come & do an estimate. They're bid was $3,400 or MORE! Can you believe it, in a TINY mobile home bathroom! What a MAJOR rip off! You're better off going to Home Depot. They sell this Vinyl board type stuff in white or off-white that looks like 6" tiles. Its called "shower backer board" or something like that? It can be cut with a jig saw. or sometimes just a box knife. If you know your dimensions they'll even cut it FOR you! SHEESH! It's so easy to install, even I (a 53 year old granny) could install it! In fact, It looks like I probably will do JUST THAT in my own place! All you need is a tube of matching caulk & several braids (tiny nails) & a hammer OR some industrial type glue. Easy as Pie, right OVER the other stuff! This way, you've skinned it yourself WITHOUT paying nearly Four Thousand dollars for the work! Those "Shower & bath Skinners" have REALLY got a racket going! (04/01/2008)
By Dean Terrell
Does anyone know if or how you can paint a fiberglass shower surround? Any help will be appreciated.