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By George Piccot, Published 11/15/2017

3 Reasons Why Your Bathtub Refinishing Paint Didn’t Cover

This article is a follow up to my LinkedIn article “What Makes Topkote Bathtub Refinishing Products Better?”

So, your bathtub refinishing project begins with good intentions but after spending hours prepping the bathtub surface you were surprised when the bathtub refinishing paint didn’t cover very well. Below are the likely reasons why your bathtub paint didn’t cover, as well as advice on how to paint a bathtub and tile to avoid these issues.

1. You didn’t apply enough paint to your bathtub

After the application of the Crosslink, follow the bathtub refinishing paint manufacturers specifications on how much paint to apply. When you don’t apply enough paint, the underlying substrate may be visible. Not applying enough paint can also result in a shorter coating lifespan. See our Bathtub Refinishing Coating Thickness Guide for more information.

2. The bathtub color affected the final look

Maybe the bathtub is a dark color and you plan on painting it bright white. Dark paint colors are notorious for creeping through lighter colors. This can be prevented by preparing the bathtub properly before you paint your bathtub and may require you to apply an epoxy primer before applying the bathtub refinishing paint.

3. You used a low-quality bathtub refinishing paint

Many refinishers opt for a low-price bathtub refinishing paint option. The problem with this is lower price usually means lower quality. Better quality, higher solids bathtub refinishing paint means better coverage. You may pay a higher price but choose a bathtub refinishing product that will give you the best results.

Lack of bathtub refinishing paint coverage can be frustrating but can be resolved by utilizing the tips above. With Topkote, you will use less bathtub refinishing paint and get better coverage. Find out more about our bathtub refinishing products here.