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Refinish the Outside of a Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub

Refinish the Outside of a Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub

Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub are nonporous, and as such they aren't suited for adhesion. You must abrade the exterior of the claw-foot tub prior to application, or the finish will flake. In addition, because bathrooms are places of high humidity, you should select a coating that will not only provide an attractive sheen but remain durable in moist conditions.

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Problems With Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub Finish

Problems With Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub Finish

If the finish on your cast iron tub is failing, the most likely culprit is inadequate or improper preparation at the time of application. There are two types of cast iron tubs: those coated with porcelain and those left bare. Each requires special preparation before it will accept a new finish. Learn these important procedures before you attempt to repair the failing finish on your tub, or recurrence will prove inevitable.

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How to Polish a Porcelain or Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub

How to Polish a Porcelain or Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub

Porcelain and enamel are very hard, but harsh abrasives and acids will damage them. Abrasive cleaners make tiny holes in porcelain and enamel, then when dirt gets into these holes you will need to use more abrasive cleaner to clean your tub. After repeated uses, this abrasive cleaner will wear away the surface. A porcelain or enamel tub can last many years, if you are careful about how you clean it.

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