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3 Bathtub Refinishing Paint Issues to Avoid for a Perfectly Coated Tub

Have you ever completed a bathtub refinishing job only to discover that the paint didn't cover? In this article, we'll discuss the top three bathtub refinishing paint issues and explain how to avoid them.

By George Piccot

Bathtub Paint Problems: When Things Don't Go as Planned

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

So, your bathtub refinishing paint project begins with good intentions. But after spending hours prepping the bathtub surface you were surprised when the bathtub 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 avoid these issues the next time around.

#1: You Didn't Apply Enough Bathtub Paint

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 Results

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 paint.

#3: You Used a Low-Quality Bathtub Refinishing Paint

Many refinishers opt for a low-price bathtub 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.

Perfect Bathtub Refinishing Paint Results – Every Time

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 paint and get better coverage. Find out more about our bathtub refinishing products here.

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