If you're tired of looking at your old bathtub, you might have been thinking about having it replaced. That is, until you found out how expensive it would be. Don't let the cost of a new bathtub from a place like Tub Solutions Inc keep you from updating the look of your bathroom. There are several different ways to refinish your bathtub to give it a whole new look. From painting, to adding faux finishes, the possibilities are limited by your own imagination. Here are just a few ways that you can add a new look to an old tub.

Rock Finish

The decorative rock that is used on homes can also be used to change the look of your bathtub. This is an excellent way to add a new look to your tub and to your bathroom.

Supplies You'll Need

  • One box of faux rock pieces – available at any home improvement center
  • Epoxy glue
  • Paint brush
  • Caulking

Directions

  1. Wash the outside of your tub to remove oils and allow it to air dry.
  2. Use your paintbrush to apply a thin layer of epoxy to the outside of your tub.
  3. Carefully place your rock pieces on the tub, starting from the bottom corner and working side to side.
  4. Use your caulk to seal the sides of the rock.

Wood Spa Framing

With some bead board and decorative molding, you can turn your old bathtub into a designer showcase tub.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Bead board
  • Decorative molding
  • Vinyl fence railing
  • Epoxy glue
  • Wood glue
  • Caulking
  • Saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Bathtub cleaner
  • Sponge

Directions

  1. Wash the outside of your tub to remove greases and dirt.
  2. Measure the height of your bathtub.
  3. Cut your bead board into pieces that will match the height of your bathtub.
  4. Apply a thin layer of epoxy to the outside of your tub.
  5. Working from side to side, attach your pre-cut boards to the outside surface of tub.
  6. Measure the top ledge of your tub.
  7. Cut the vinyl fence railing to fit the tub ledge.
  8. Apply a layer of epoxy to the top edge of the tub.
  9. Carefully attach the railing to the tub.
  10. Cut your decorative molding to fit lengthwise on your tub.
  11. Apply a thin layer of wood glue to the top edge of your bead board.
  12. Carefully attach your decorative molding to the top edge of the bead board.
  13. Use your caulking to seal the edges of your new tub face.

If you want a new tub but it's not in your budget, you can give your old tub a new face. Use these ideas to give your bathtub a whole new look.

           

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