Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Procedure For Bathroom Tile Refinishing Dallas

By Eliza Mendoza

Bathrooms are probably the most used room in every home. Due to this, tiles on the floor and walls tend to wear and wear so easily. They look scraped, worn out, scratched and in such conditions, they are not good for the eyes. Despite installing high quality tiles as well as proper maintenance, wear and tear will still take toll on it with time, and so your facility will end up looking dirty and old. While remodeling it is very effective, it can end up costing you a lot of money, so the best thing to do is to refinish it. Bathroom tile refinishing Dallas is an easy task that you can do yourself. Here are some of the tips to follow when doing this task.

There are many different bathroom-refurbishing products available in the market today. While some are used one without having to combine with any other product, for others you have combine with other products for them to be more effective. These products are available in most hardware stores, but you need to ensure that the kit you choose match the type of tiles installed on your bathroom. This kit comes with everything in one convenient package, which contains rubber gloves, cleaning pads, special powdered concentrate as well as industrial strength epoxy.

The first step is to prepare the surface. One can sand the surface tiles using a course sand paper to rough up the area for the new paint to be applied. It is possible to sand paper using your hands though an electric hand sander will make the work easier and quicker. A dust mask should be worn when sanding to protect your airways.

After thoroughly sanding your surface, you should proceed to the next step. Ensure that you have cleaned the surface adequately. This will help in identifying if your work is adequately carried out. Filler putty will be used in filling dents on the surface. Provide adequate time for the filler to dry. Once again, you should sand paper the surface. This will ensure that the filler putty will effectively blend with your tiles.

The other thing that you need to do is to protect the area you are working on. Tape around the area that you want to paint. Cover bathrooms faucets and other accessories with a cloth, painters paper or a tape so that you do not spray paint on them.

It is now time to apply the first coat. A brush or a low-pressure spray gun can be used to apply a thin and even first coating of epoxy on the surface. A respirator has to be worn for protection. After you are done applying the first coat leave it for at least one day to fully dry before you start applying the second coat.

Once the first coat is completely dry, you can now start applying the second one. This second coat may require up to five days to dry before you can start using the room. If you use the room before the second coat is completely dry, you can end up causing uneven breaks that will make the whole work look very unprofessional.

Though most epoxy tile refinishing Dallas kits come in white color that match standard bathroom tiles, you can add a universal tint to make it have a light shade color. Since it is white, you cannot change epoxy into a darker color. Before using epoxy finishing make sure that the surface is properly cleaned and dried.

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