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Putting Shower Curtain and Liner on One Rod?Do you use 2 shower curtain rods (1 for the liner and the other for the curtain) or just 1 and put both the shower curtain and liner on the same rod. I have always used two but I wonder will 1 rod suffice?

 

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How Do I Keep the Shower Curtain From Blowing in and Sticking to Me?We just installed a new large shower after having a small stand up shower with shower doors. We didn't want shower doors anymore. So now we have shower curtains.

 

Shower head in blue tiled shower enclosure.

Shower Enclosure Ideas?This is a page about shower enclosure ideas. Trying to redo a shower enclosure simply and inexpensively means looking for alternatives to the more traditional and sometimes more expensive solutions.

 

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Applying Polycrylic To Painted Countertop?I just finished spraying my bathroom counter with the Rustoleum Accents yesterday and let it dry overnight and all day. Then I put polycrylic on and used a sponge brush. The paint started to smear and half of the counter has light black streaking. Should I continue with poly or resand and repaint. I guess I am not sure how to apply the poly. Help please!

 

Cultured Marble

Finishing the Edge of a Cultured Marble Countertop?This is a page about finishing the edge of a cultured marble countertop. The composition of the cultured marble itself will generally define what, if ,finishing can be done to rough edges.

 

Tile Around a Toilet

Laying Tile Around a Toilet?This is a page about laying tile around a toilet. When remodeling a bathroom and adding new flooring you want it to last and look good. Removing the toilet is usually the best method.

 

Toilet with seat up.

Prevent Rust on Toilet Seat ScrewsToilet seat screws can easily become rusted and difficult to remove. This is a page about prevent rust on toilet seat screws.

 

Shower

Preventing Slips and Falls in a Bathtub and ShowerThis page is about preventing slips and falls in a bathtub and shower. Anyone can be hurt by slipping while getting in or out of the bath.

 

Bathroom tub enclosure with a tile wall covered with contact paper.

Putting Contact Paper Over Wall Tile in a Bathroom?This is a page about putting contact paper over wall tile in a bathroom. Covering ugly ceramic wall tile has been done with good quality contact paper. Some people have had success with painting the tile instead.

 

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Shower Curtain

Reinforcing Shower CurtainsThis is a page about reinforcing shower curtains. The holes for hanging shower curtains are notorious for tearing free of the rings.

 

Repairing a Leaky Shower Valve

Repairing a Leaky ShowerA leaky shower can cause all kinds of problems, from water dame to mold, not to mention the water bill. Getting that leaky shower fixed now will save you more headaches in the future.

 

Use Foam to Line Soap Dish - lay bar of soap on top of foam

Soap Dish From Recycled FoamTo avoid slimy bar soap in a conventional soap dish, line it with a scrap of foam or cut out a dish from recycled foam. This allows the soap to dry out between uses, which is more pleasant and helps the soap to last longer.

 

A sink skirt attached with tape.

Attach Sink Skirt with Clear TapeIf you're like me and live in a rental, you don't want a hard job of cleaning up that sticky tape. I took regular scotch tape and taped this skirt to my sink. I could have done a better job with even lines had I had someone to help me. Scotch tape of even a lightweight duct tape would work.

 

A shower curtain liner hanging from a rod.

Using a Shower Curtain LinerA shower curtain liner can be helpful with a cloth shower curtain that hang outside the tub. The liner may to be washed in a machine if it gets grungy, or weighed down if it billows toward you.

 

A small gem marking the proper temperature on the shower faucet.

Marking the Perfect Spot on Bathtub FaucetOnce you have found the position for the perfect mix of hot and cold water on your bathtub faucet you can mark it. This will save the testing and water wastage that can occur as you try to locate it each time you shower or bathe.

 

Custom Bathroom Door Design - painted bathroom door

Custom Bathroom Door DesignWith an outdoor bathing space you can add a bathroom door with a custom design. Acrylic paint and wooden slats turned this framed plastic panel into a work of art.

 

Three hair tools that use heat.

Storing Hot Hair ToolsWhen you are done curling or straightening your hair you need a safe place to store your hot irons so they can cool off.

 

Bathroom sink faucet.

Choosing Bathroom Fixture Finishes?Whether you are simply replacing worn fixtures or redesigning your bath, the fixture finish is as much of a design element as the fixture itself. This is a page about choosing bathroom fixture finishes.

 

Binder clips to keep a shower curtain liner from billowing.

How to Keep a Shower Curtain from BillowingMany of us have had this problem especially if you don't have a cast iron tub and a magnetic curtain. One solution would be to weigh the bottom down with something sewn into a new hem.

 

White shower curtain with stainless steel curtain rings.

Decorating Shower Curtain RingsTake plain shower curtain rings and add embellishments to match your decor. This is a page about decorating shower curtain rings.

 

A bathroom outfitted for a disabled person.

Finding Help to Make a Bathroom Conversion for the Elderly?This is a page about finding help to make a bathroom conversion for the elderly. Doing home modifications can help seniors stay independent longer, but it can also be expensive. Here are some tips for locating local organizations that can do low-cost repairs and projects for seniors.

 

Bathtub

Repairing Scratches on a Fiberglass TubThis is a page about repairing scratches on a fiberglass tub. Using something abrasive on your fiberglass tub can cause scratches. Here are some tips for repairing the surface of your tub.

 

A person caulking around a bathtub.

Caulking Around a BathtubWhether installing a new tub or recaulking your existing one, this step is a common homeowner project. This is a page about caulking around a bathtub.

 

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Keeping a Shower Curtain from Blowing?My bath tub is fiberglass and the shower curtain blows in while I am in the shower. How can I keep it from doing that?

 

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A bathtub with a pole for gripping.

Bathtub SafetyI am visually impaired with vestibular organ eye dysfunction which causes balance/vertigo problems. For safety measures and as a suggestion from my doctor, my husband built this wooden pole beside my bathtub near my bath bench for assistance in getting in and out of the bathtub.

 

fiberglass tub and shower

Painting Fiber Glass Shower WallsThis is a page about painting fiber glass shower walls. Updating your dingy shower enclosure doesn't need to be expensive.

 

Yellow Bathroom Floor

Bathroom Floor Color Advice?This is a page about bathroom floor color advice. The existing color of your walls, fixtures, counter and countertop, can help you determine the best color for your flooring.

 

Bathtub

Refinishing a BathtubThis is a page about refinishing a bathtub. An old porcelain cast iron tub might be given a new finish and an extended useful life.

 

Bathroom Vanity

Choosing a Bathroom Vanity Top?This is a page about choosing a bathroom vanity top. When remodeling your bathroom you want to use a vanity that fits with your color scheme and is not harmed by moisture.

 

A nicely remodeled bathroom.

Updating a BathroomThis page is about updating a bathroom. New paint, flooring, and fixtures can improve the look and feel of a wash room.

 

Nice bathroom with a glass shower door.

Adding Etching to a Glass Shower DoorThis page is about adding etching to a glass shower door. A hard water damaged glass shower enclosure may not have to be replaced by adding some etching.

 

Bathroom Wall Tile

Removing Bathroom Wall Tile?This page is about removing bathroom wall tile. Depending on the kind of wall they are adhered to, tiles can be a real challenge to remove.

 

Bathroom vanity made from an old dresser.

Making a Bathroom Vanity from an Old DresserThis page is about making a bathroom vanity from an old dresser. Converting a chest of drawers into a vanity will make your bathroom unique.

 

Overflowing Tub

Preventing an Overflowing TubThis page is about preventing an overflowing tub. It's easy to forget and walk away from the bathroom when the tub is filling.

 

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Painting Fiberglas Bathtubs and Showers?What is the best paint for fibreglass baths and shower trays?

 

Restoring a Claw Foot Tub, An old claw foot tub outside.

Restoring a Claw Foot TubThis is a page about restoring a claw foot tub. A restored claw foot tub can be a beautiful focal point in your bathroom. Depending on its age it may need a lot of work to bring it back to its original beauty.

 

Photo of stabilizing an etagere

Stabilizing an EtagereI recently got a nice etagere for the bathroom. However, I live in an older apartment where the floor tends to slant.

 

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Getting Rid of Mildew on Plaster?We live in a house that was built in 1911. There is lots of plaster! I want to redo the bathroom, but the ceiling is mildewed and peeling. I have scrubbed it down with bleach and scraped. The mildew just comes back.

 

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Rusty Sink Drain?How do you get rid of rust in the metal part of the sink drain?

 

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Using Giani Granite Paint?My bathroom sink and counter top is all in one. Can I use Giani Granite paint on both?

 

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Painting a Bathroom Sink?Can you repaint an old sink in the bathroom? If so, what prep work, cleaning, etc. do I need to do?

 

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Use Towels as Bathroom CurtainI have a large window in my master bath above a garden tub that can allow someone to look in when the leaves are off the trees. A simple remedy I came up with was to put a tension rod in the window, and hem the top of 2 bath towels to hang on the rod.

 

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Painting Faux Tile Wall Paneling in Bathroom?I live in a rental house and hate my bathroom. It has the fake tile patten paneling in a dusty rose/pink marble. I cannot find anything to match it. The person that put it in did a horrible job with the seams and trim and caulking. The pattern is not even lined up right.

 

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Cleaning the Shower Before Caulking?I want to recaulk the area around the floor of my shower. I understand the area has to be very well cleaned beforehand. What is the best way to do this? Someone told me to use Varsol, but I think this may be too harsh for the tiles?

 

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Replacing a Bathtub Drain Cover?Where do I find a replacement bathtub drain cover that screws off counter clockwise?

 

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Removing Etching from Glass Shower Doors?I have shower doors with etching on them. I want to take the etching off. It is worn and looks dirty. How can I remove the etching?

 

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Reviews of Glass Shower Doors?I am about to gut my master bath and am soliciting opinions on shower doors. The clear, seamless, frameless doors look beautiful, but aren't they a cleaning nightmare? Does anyone regret installing them over perhaps an obscured glass?

 

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Frosting a Clear Shower Door?I have a clear glass shower door that has 25 years of lime, calcium, and soap scum markings that will not come off. I have tried 5 different products. Is there a product or way to "frost" clear glass with a spray or paint that will make it opaque (so as not to notice the spots)?

 

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Using Envirotex on a Backsplash?I am painting my bathroom counter and just realized that I don't know how to use the Envirotex on the existing back splashes without it running everywhere. Help.

 

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Painting a Laminate Tub?Has anyone painted a laminate tub or shower? I have seen counters. In my bathroom, the counter is one unit. The sinks and top are laminate and then it dips down and and the tub is molded out of the same color, etc. The shower is the same way. Any way to paint it all?

 

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Are There Doubled-Paned Shower Doors?I already asked about hard water stains on shower doors and I have tried everything that I can get. Some of it is still not coming off.

 

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Replacing a Shower Stall?I live in a manufactured home (trailer). The shower stall floor in the master bath needs replacing (it's cracked). It is 2 pieces, so I've got the new base, but I don't know where to go from here.

 

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Adjusting the Float in the Toilet?I need help troubleshooting our toilet. About a month ago, I had to replace most of the interior mechanisms of the toilet after the old ball float arm broke in two places, including the top of the valve.

 

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Tiling a Bathtub?What tile do you use to bridge the gap between the tile and the tub?

 

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Putting Trim Around a Bathtub?I would like to trim out my tub/tub surround but don't know what to use or do. Any ideas?

 

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Make Your Own Shower CurtainShower drapes can be costly. Purchase a plastic table cloth, make sure the size is appropriate to fit. Get a one hole punch and punch holes across the width of table cloth.

 

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Run Water in Unused BathroomI was watching TV and heard an interview with a rep from Ben Franklin Plumbing. She said to run the water in unused bathrooms (toilet, sink and shower) once a month.

 

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Changing a Push Button Toilet to Use a Handle?I have a toilet that has a push button on the side for flushing. I would like to make the push button flush into a handle flush (I have very little strength in my hands and fingers due to a neurological condition). It sounds simple but the mechanisms are very different.

 

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Changing The Direction Of A Toilet?I am renovating a bathroom and want to turn the toilet around, have it facing the opposite way. How would I do this? Does the plumbing underneath need to be changed in any way?

 

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Bathtub Leaking Through Kitchen Ceiling?Our upstairs bathtub leaks below through the ceiling onto our kitchen floor. We have replaced the shower pipe, faucets, hardware, tiles, caulked plus replaced the kitchen ceiling a couple of times. Nothing we have done has solved this problem. Help!

 

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Removing Expanding Foam From Bathtub?My bathroom fitter got that expanding foam on my new acrylic bath. I didn't notice it straight away, and now, one year later I still haven't found a way of removing it completely, without scratching the bath.

 

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Tub Surround vs. Tile?I can't decide whether to put in a tub surround or to put tile around my tub? Any ideas, also which is easier to keep clean?

 

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Will a Small Sponge Plug Up My Toilet?I flushed a small sponge down the toilet. It seems to be working fine but I am concerned will it plug up?

 

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Changing to a Different Type of Tub Stopper?I am trying to convert my tub stopper to a pop up style or twist and turn because the lever style is jammed and i have no access to change the whole works out. My first pop up stopper had too big a thread so I got one that had a sleeve with two different threads on it.

 

Fixing Grout Cracked When Removing Caulk?I need to replace old caulk (due to mildew and cracks) around my metal tub with tiled shower.

 

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Re-Glazing Sink or Bathtub?Has anyone had a bathtub or sink re-glazed?

 

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How Long Before Using Newly Painted Bathroom?Any one know how long you need to wait on showering in a repainted bathroom? Don't want the moisture mess up the paint job.

 

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Restoring Vintage Formica Table?I am trying to find out what the "Armstrong/Formica Approved Method" of laminate restoration is for vintage "cracked ice" tables.

 

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Hard Plastic Molding for Bathrooms?Is there a hard plastic corner molding that can use around bathtubs instead of the soft plastic rolls that come in packages in the hardware sections of stores?

 

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Removing Wall-Mounted Ceramic Soap Dishes?How do I remove ceramic soap dishes from the wall?

 

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Removing Tub & Tile?I have redone my bathtubs with tub & tile and it is now cracking and peeling. I would like to know if there is a product to remove tub & tile?

 

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Sealing Grout?I never sealed the grout after putting in ceramic tile in my kitchen. Is it too late? What's the best way to clean it first?

 

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Retiling My Shower?Retiling My Shower. I need to retile my shower and I want to find the largest selection of tiles at the cheapest price. I thought discontinued tiles would be my best bet. Where can I find this combination. Also the best place to buy a shower pan.

 

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Using Tile & Tub Epoxy Refinisher?Can you please send me instruction on how to paint a laminate countertop with Tile & Tub Epoxy Refinisher.

 

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Removing Paint from a Painted Bathtub?I have recently moved into a home where the people before me painted the bath tub an ugly dark green. The owner said he has tried everything to remove it. Does anyone here have any suggestions on how to get it off of the tub?

 

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Replacing Caulk on a Bath Tub?I have to replace caulking around a bathtub. The caulk has become mildewy in spots. After thoroughly cleaning and removing as much old caulking as I can, will it hurt to apply new caulk over some of the old?

 

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Discolored Toilet Water?I have a toilet in a newly added bathroom which sat for about 2 years. On renewing use of the toilet, it began showing a brown, oily residue. It looks like rust, but is not. It wipes off easily with a finger swipe. It is in the tank and the bowl. It is even in the supply line. Has anyone ever seen this problem before? This residue does not manifest itself in any other fixture in the house.

 

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Bathtub Damage As House Settled?We live in a house that has an issue with settling. The tub was installed prior to us living here and since that time one of the pipes moved and has resulted in a hole near the faucet of our tub. Any ideas on repairing this, other than replacing the tub?

 

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Leaking Push Button Toilet?I have a back to wall push button toilet and am having a problem with the flush (I think). Water continues to trickle down into the pan and becomes annoying at night with the noise Can you tell me why and what I can do to stop it and could it be leaking at the back of the fitted unit? I have not had it in long, about a year.

 

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Repairing Bathroom Tiles?I have two bathroom wall tiles that came off. How do I re-attach them and with what?

 

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Slippery Faucet?I have a daycare in my home and just recently had to replace my faucet in the bathroom. The one that was there had a handle on each side that was like a bicycle handlebar.

 

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Removing a Glass Door From a Tub?I'm in the process of selling my home and the hall bath is really small. To make matters worse, the tub has a sliding glass door which makes it look even smaller than it is. My question is: If I remove the glass door and put a curtain, how would I hide the holes from the glass door so the tub won't look tacky? PD from GA

 

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Install a Versatile Shower HeadWhen it's time to replace your shower head, consider buying one that has a hose on it. It can be detached from the fixture and used to clean a lot of household items. I use ours to wash off baskets, silk flowers, wreaths, lamp shades, etc.

 

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Refurbishing My Mustard Countertop?My bathroom counter top is an awful mustard color and I would like to change it, Is there anyway I can do this without going to the expense of buying a new counter? Would like to do a faux marble.

 

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Installing a Curved Shower Curtain Rod?How and where do I place a curved shower curtain rod with a straight edged bathtub?

 

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Sealing a Spray Painted Countertop?I really want to spray paint my bathroom countertop with the Rust-Oleum stone spray paint. I have read so many different ways to seal it that I'm totally confused as to what to use. I've seen recommendations for water based poly and then acrylic and epoxy.

 

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Bathroom Rugs and Accessories Color Advice?I have having a hard time deciding a color for the bathroom rugs and accessories. My walls are a soft blue and my vanity cabinet is white with light gray accents on the woodwork. The floor is a gray with white accents softly in a vinyl and I chose a medium gray shower curtain with 2 shades of

 

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Painting Faux Marble Bathroom Countertops?How do I paint faux marble bathroom countertops?

 

Spray Painting a Sink and Counter Top? - laminate sink and countertop

Spray Painting a Sink and Counter Top?I've been trying to use Rustoleum Tub and Tile spray epoxy on my bathroom counter and sink. Even with good cleaning, sanding, solvent prep, I keep getting a mostly rough finish instead of smooth and glossy. I sand lightly and try again, but the smooth parts are more hit and miss instead of all over. Is there a spray top coat I can use to give it a smooth finish over this difficult spray?

 

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Preventing Mold in the Bathroom Shower?Can you use a mold resistant paint on tile in a shower? I used it on the ceiling and it works, but the floor and bottom of the shower walls which are tile have a mold problem. There is no fan in this bathroom and the shower stays damp.

 

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