Can I refinish my bathtub myself?
Yes. We have DIY step-by-step bath refinishing videos that show you the whole process
Can you paint tiles with Armoglaze?
No. We know there are other paints out there that is similar to Armoglaze but we do not recommend this at all. Whether it is Armoglaze or any other paint that is poured. It creates too many runs and drips.
What kind of baths can you refinish with your product?
Our no-spray pour-on epoxy paint works on fiberglass, acrylic, steel and baths.
Will this work with acrylic or fiberglass shower trays?
Yes, it will work with both? You have to make sure the foundation is solid. If it isn’t and it bends then the epoxy may crack. Watch our videos to see how to solidify the foundation.
Will this work on sinks?
Yes, it adheres to fiberglass, steel, porcelain and stone sinks.
Should I remove the caulking around the bath?
Yes. If you don’t remove the caulking or silicone it will cause problems for you when the paint dries. The epoxy will not adhere to the caulking and will cause the paint to fail.
There is rust on the bath. Should I remove it before I paint it.?
Yes. We highly recommend it. You can use sandpaper or a dremel (if you have one). Once you remove the rust you can apply epoxy putty (if the metal is showing) and sand it down to even it out.
There are dents and cracks in the bath. Can I repair it?
Yes. You can repair these using epoxy putty. If you see a hole in your tub we DO NOT recommend that you refinish it. Replace it completely with a new one.
Why do small dots or fish eyes appear on the surface of a finished bath?
This usually happens when the surface is contaminated or has not been properly cleaned. Particles such as silicone, wax, grease oil or other debris may cause fish eyes to develop. Always make sure to properly prepare and clean the bath before applying the paint.
Do I need to stop all water leaks?
Yes. Any water that touches the surface will cause problems to the finish. If water is dripping while reglazing the tub it will potentially cause the paint to fail.
When can I use my bath again?
You can use your bath after 48 hours (2 days).
Should I leave the window in the washroom open while working or to help the paint dry?
No. We do not recommend leaving any window open while working or after you’ve applied the paint. You want to reduce any possible contaminants from entering your work space. An open window may attract debris, insects and/or dust. When the paint is drying it may end up on the surface which will affect the finish. Also make sure to close the bathroom door if you have one.
Should I remove the drain?
It’s not necessary to remove the drain but we recommend it. Sometimes it’s not possible to remove the drain. The building may be too old, it may be too hard for you to remove it or you may not want to hire a plumber to do this. We have videos that show you both ways.
How long will the coating last?
This really depends on you but with the proper care and maintenance it can last over 10 years.
Once the new surface dries is it slippery?
Any new surface will always be slippery when it is wet. It could be a new bath or a bath that has been resurfaced. If you are concerned for the safety of your family or customers we have anti-slip products in our store that can help prevent slips, falls and injury.
How long do I have to wait after I apply the anti-slip clear coating?
You can use it after 24 hours.
Is the bath epoxy paint toxic?
No. There is a slight smell but there’s no dangerous fumes.
Should I wear a mask to paint my bathtub?
It’s not necessary if you do one bath. But, if you refinish a bunch of baths then we recommend a half mask with filters. If the smell bothers you then you can use a disposable mask or a handkerchief.
I’m remodelling other areas of the bathroom, should I reglaze the tub before or after?
We recommend that you reglaze the bath only after all work has been completed. This will reduce the dirt and debris in the bathroom which may affect the finish.
How long does it take to refinish a bath?
The whole process normally takes about 3 – 4 hours. This includes the preparation of the bath, protecting the surrounding areas and the application of the paint.
Should I use a foam roller?
No. We do not recommend using a foam roller at all. This is a pour on product and gravity does all the work for you. All you need is a plastic spatula to guide the paint. It’s tempting to use a foam roller on the bottom of the bath. We don’t recommend it. You won’t know how much paint you’re applying to the bottom. It could be too thick or too thin. We use a comb which creates a nice even finish at the bottom. Also, we can predict exactly when the paint will stop flowing to the drain.
How do I clean off the floor?
You can use simple rubbing alcohol. You can also use this to clean your tools. After you remove the protective paper or plastic on the floor there may be a little paint on the floor. We don’t recommend you clean it because you may touch the surface of the bath. You can remove it the next day with an exacto blade or a metal spatula.