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Refresh the look of a bathroom with the Rust-Oleum 1 qt. White Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit. The high-performance, epoxy acrylic paint provides a high gloss finish that looks and acts like porcelain and ceramic. This durable refinisher is corrosion resistant and cleans up simply with mineral spirits.
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Can color pigment be addes to tub + tile kit that results in a dark brown to coffee brown color?

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Craig
Lawtey, Florida
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December 14, 2012
I have a 38 year old bathroom [ 1 1/2 baths] with two sinks in excellent conditon . The main sink in a "baby washing" sink that is 28" wide and shallow on one end. This sink woulld be very expensive to replace and was used when my childern were small, and we now use for the grand-childern. The other inner sink is a basic small circle. Both sinks are "golden yellow in color [ was probably great in the late 70's] and I just want to change the color going into a dard [deep] brown. [The same color as the iron tub] Any suggestions ?
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PaintPro
Community.homedepot.com
December 17, 2012
Unfortunately the product only comes in white shades. Because of the difficulty in getting most products to adhere coupled with the constant exposure to water...There aren't many solutions other than going with the white or having them professionally re-coated with epoxy.

You might consider getting sink inserts that are finished with the color you are looking for. Here is a link to get you started.
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Wieder
Midland, TX, USA
January 8, 2013
You could use the product and order the color you want. It will cover and look great when you are done, but be sure to wear a respirator and ventilate the room.
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what product do I use to resurface an old outdated oven front

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Sandy
Burlington, CO
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December 20, 2012
I have a harvest gold in wall oven unit. Would like to know what I can use to resurface it.
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HDAnswerman
California
December 24, 2012
Hi Sandy,

We sell appliance paint, however is is not rated for surfaces exposed to heat such as an oven.

My suggestion is to contact a professional appliance refinisher, to have your oven refinished.

Mike, The Home Depot Answer Man
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DIYTexan
McAllen, TX, USA
January 22, 2013
if you are looking to paint it use epoxy paint by rustoleum.
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I have used a similar product which did not last very long. want to try Rustoleum kit. What is the best way to get the previous coating off? I think

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Graham cracker
Northern Minnesota
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July 14, 2012
that I will have to use a very good paint remover first, but wondering if there is a specific one that would work better than others.
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Rust-OleumSupport
July 17, 2012
You will want to sand the surface down first. The key is in the prep, and if there's paint coming off the new coating will not stick. All loose paint will need to be removed with a wire brush or sandpaper first. . Then scrub dirty or stained surfaces with an abrasive cleaner and remove all caulk.
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DIYTexan
McAllen, TX, USA
January 22, 2013
use a light 120 grit paper sander. i lightly sanded it and cleaned with limeaway. wiped it clean and i used the spray epoxy by rustoleum and it turned out beautiful. you dont have to sand it down to the bone just enough to get it clean. if you use the spray cover everything including floor and turn on exhaust fans, open windows. bring in a fan facing upward to exhaust fan and cover bottom of door. wear full protective clothing if using spray. turn on the portable fan after u spray and spray with continuous motion to prevent smudges. mine turned out beautiful.
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Can this product be applied over latex paint?

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Tina
VT.
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June 23, 2012
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Rust-OleumSupport
June 26, 2012
Tina - sorry, but our Tub and Tile paint can't be applied over latex paint.
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DIYTexan
McAllen, TX, USA
January 22, 2013
it is best to remove the latex for a better adhesion of the epoxy paint otherwise it more than like peel with in time.
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Will this product cover most patch products used to fix chips/scratches in the tub?

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SK
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May 4, 2012
I chipped the tub (I think it's fiberglass) and will have to patch it. I want to then coat that spot or perhaps the whole tub with this product to make the patch less visible. Will this work?
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Rust-OleumSupport
May 8, 2012
SKI, yes, once the chips are patched and sanded smooth, the Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit should cover the surface very well and provide a smooth, uniform appearance.
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DIYTexan
McAllen, TX, USA
January 22, 2013
try jb weld to do small patch jobs and then i would sand it down and paint the whole tub.
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Will this cover a old tub that has begun to rust?

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Sally
North Royalton, OH
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April 21, 2012
We plan to sand the rust off the bottom of the tub so when we apply the paint it should hopefully cover that space. It's on the bottom of the tub so a bath mat will cover it. I just would like the rust to go away and have a white tub again. Would this product do it justice?
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Designing Woman
Atlanta, GA
April 24, 2012
Hello Sally and thank you for your question.

This product will meet your needs. Thorough surface preparation is a must. Sanding with 180 or 220 grit should be fine - be sure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions. For best results, plan to refresh the entire tub (not just the bottom where the rust is located).

As for the bath mat: the kind with suction cups will trap water between the mat and the newly refinished surface over a period of time with regular exposure to water. After a time, this may result in the coating being lifted off when you remove the mat.

For your safety and the beauty of the tub, use the mat when bathing, then promptly remove after use and allow the tub to dry.

Best wishes on your project.
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DIYTexan
McAllen, TX, USA
January 22, 2013
depends on the rust damage. if it is minor you can fill in the dent left after removing the rust with jb weld then sand it down with a light sander carefully and apply this epoxy paint. it should work well. epoxy paint is the most durable paint i believe you can buy.
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we applied the re finising kit 2 years ago and are applying again

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Flash
Iowa City, IA
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October 1, 2012
to cover up some of the spots were it has come loose. After following all the instructions, the first coat went on great, after the 2nd coat started drying it is peeling in places that it never did before. Is there something we can do after it dries, or was there a step we missed with applying it for a 2nd time?
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Rust-OleumSupport
October 2, 2012
We are sorry that this is happening. Peeling on a re-coated surface typically means that there were spots where the application was too thin. Unfortunately all of the paint should be stripped off and then you can begin the process again. If you have any further questions please call Rust-Oleum (877) 385-8155.
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Linda
October 24, 2012
Maybe, you have to remove old painting out. Then, it should be fine to use this product.
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DIYTexan
McAllen, TX, USA
January 22, 2013
when using epoxy paint i have never done a 2nd coat for that same reason. i usually stick to one heavy coat n let dry for 3 days.
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IS THIS HARD TO DO? I'VE NEVER ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.

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KALLIEKAY
CHILLICOTHE,OHIO
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August 15, 2012
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Rust-OleumSupport
August 17, 2012
Rust-Oleum products are very DIY friendly. The key to any project is the prep work, and following the instructions that are provided with the product itself.
Rust-Oleum Tub and Tile (Model # 181463) is applied with a roller and a brush and is very easy to do.
Please make sure you have proper ventilation while applying this product, as it does have an odor.
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pg2007
Boston, MA, USA
September 4, 2012
Yes it is hard to do, unless you have experience painting unusual things.
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jfisch
Michigan, USA
October 28, 2012
Not hard, but it's time consuming. Follow the directions exactly and it's not that bad. Just keep up with any drips!
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DIYTexan
McAllen, TX, USA
January 22, 2013
it is not hard at all. preparation is key to a successful job. sand it down using a light sander then clean it with limeaway, rinse and dry and clean thoroughly. remove all shower knobs, tub drain, etc. easy.
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how long between coats to dry and how long before we can use tub to shower

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gladys
LA
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July 31, 2012
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Rust-OleumSupport
August 2, 2012
Gladys - Our Tub and Tile product (Model # 181463) will drie to the touch in 1 hour. Please allow the product to dry at least one hour before applying a second coat and allow 3 days to dry before exposing the surface to water.
(Based on 77ºF (25ºC) and 50% relative humidity. Allow more time at cooler temperatures.)
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pg2007
Boston, MA, USA
September 4, 2012
One hour between coats. Three days before you can use it, or get it wet.
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DIYTexan
McAllen, TX, USA
January 22, 2013
i used one coat and let dry for 3 full days before use.
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what is the best way to apply this product

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Frank
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April 23, 2012
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Designing Woman
Atlanta, GA
April 24, 2012
Hello Frank and thank you for your question.

The Rust-Oleum Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit will provide a smooth factory-like finish in three steps. Complete instructions can be viewed on the product label: http://rustoleum.com/cbgimages/docu....

After mixing Parts A and B together, the paint can be applied using a brush, roller, or sprayer in a well-ventilated room. Rust-Oleum recommends using a high-quality, short nap kitchen and bath roller OR a high-quality, fine bristle varnish brush OR a Wagner or HVLP conventional sprayer or airless sprayer.

Allow at least one hour to dry and then apply a second coat. Allow three (3) days before exposing to water.

Be sure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions for best results. Best wishes with your project.
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jfisch
Michigan, USA
October 28, 2012
I used brushes for corners/edges and then rolled it. It starts thin so it gets into the cracks and crevices. A second coat is always needed.
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DIYTexan
McAllen, TX, USA
January 22, 2013
i used the rustoleum expoxy spray. messy so you gotta cover everything including floor. wear full protective garment and face shield with mask. turn on exhaust fan, open window (if avail), bring in a portable fan facing upward towards exhaust and cover bottom of door with an old towel. sand down tub and walls, clean with limeaway, rinse and dry and clean thoroughly. remove drain cover, shower knobs, shower head, tape off edges with paint tape. spray in a continous motion without pausing while spraying and when done let dry for 3 full days. mine turned out beautiful.
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Can this be used on a plastic tub? I have a mobile home.

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sad tub
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November 25, 2012
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Rust-OleumSupport
November 26, 2012
Yes, Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit will work just fine on your plastic tub.
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jfisch
Michigan, USA
November 26, 2012
I believe so. I think the one we did was on an insert.
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RGURider
Freeburg, IL 62243, USA
February 8, 2013
if by plastic you mean fiberglas, the answer is yes.
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Will this work on a bathroom that has pink and black tile probably from the 1960"s?

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Jenaemarie35
Bronx,NY
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January 12, 2013
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Wieder
Midland, TX, USA
January 12, 2013
It covered over the dark green created from a repair in a fiberglass tub I repainted. With two coats it should cover well over any dark color.
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jfisch
Michigan, USA
January 12, 2013
I believe so, would probably need a couple coats. I did it over dark brown flowered tile, but it took 2 coats to cover it.
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DIYTexan
McAllen, TX, USA
January 22, 2013
absolutely. sand lightly and prepare the tub by thoroughly cleaning it before applying
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RGURider
Freeburg, IL 62243, USA
February 8, 2013
Yes, may take more than 2 coats, but it will cover it. Advise you remove the grout first, apply product with as many coats required to cover the old colors, then grout again
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Anything available for fiberglass ?

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sandy
wisconsin
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November 7, 2012
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lovetoremodel
Indiana, USA
November 7, 2012
this works on fiberglass
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Wieder
Midland, TX, USA
January 8, 2013
This stuff works great on fiberglass. I used it on a combo tub and shower and one quart covered it all. You do have to sand and do the prep work but it works great on most any surface.
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RGURider
Freeburg, IL 62243, USA
February 8, 2013
Product states it can be used for fiberglas, I have no personal experience with using on fiberglas.
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porclen cracked + bullseye will it cover

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smjark
tulsa ok
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February 3, 2013
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Rust-OleumSupport
February 6, 2013
We do not recommend using a primer prior to using Rust-Oleum’s Tub and Tile kit. We recommend repairing the cracks with Liquid Steel prior to applying Rust-Oleum Tub and Tile paint.
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Linda
Fitchburg, MA 01420
February 16, 2013
This product can fix crack on the tub or sink. I use it to my old and cracked hand wash sink, and get excellent result, Like new. You never think this is old and cracked sink.
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Cast Iron Tub

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mrschazberry
Tennessee
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February 15, 2013
My bathtub is an old Cast Iron tub with a ceramic glaze over it, but the ceramic has worn down in places. I am reading that you can apply it to ceramic, porcelain or fiberglass, but I don't want to ruin my tub if it can't cover the cast iron.
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Linda
Fitchburg, MA 01420
February 16, 2013
Yes. This product can cover the cost iron. I have a old cast iron tub. I use this product on my old cast iron tub. Right now, my tub like new. Excellent!
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Wieder
Midland, TX, USA
February 16, 2013
I used mine on fiberglass an it worked great. I have seen examples of it being used in cast iron as well with good results. Make sure to follow the directions as shown in the prep for the work an it should work great.
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How to cover a burn mark

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Jaxsie
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February 21, 2013
Im just buying a house with a tub which has a burn mark which I'm guessing is from a candle around the rim of the tub. If I repaint the whole tub, would I need two layers to cover the burn mark? If so, should I sand in between. Thanks!
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Linda
Fitchburg, MA 01420
February 23, 2013
I think it can cover with two or three layers coating. Of course, you should sand in between coating layers and get better result.
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jfisch
Michigan, USA
March 3, 2013
I did two coats anyways, you always miss something. No sanding between. Paint, wait an hour and repaint.
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I PLAN TO APPLY TO AN OLD PITTED BATH TUB WITH A ROLLER

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ab72
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February 20, 2013
I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A COMPLETE LIST OF SUPPLIES I WILL NEED TO PURCHASE FOR THIS APPLICATION.
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Rust-OleumSupport
February 21, 2013
A Rust-Oleum Specialty Tub & Tile Refinishing project requires: a stir stick, 4" roller cover and frame, 2" high quality brush, protective gloves, bleach (if needed for mildew), Lime-A-Way® Cleaner, tack cloth, room fan (for poorly ventilated areas), protectiuve eyewear, aluminum foild, paint tray, and lacquer thinner or isopopyl alcohol. The instruction sheet will provide extra details regarding the function of each item needed.
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jfisch
Michigan, USA
March 3, 2013
The top of the box states exactly what you need.
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Will this product adhere to caulking in a paneled shower stall?

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Wiley
Wyoming
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February 20, 2013
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AskMrJay
February 21, 2013
Hi there Wiley,

It would depend on what type of caulking you have and if it is paintable or not. Most pure silicone caulks are not paintable and would not accept the new surface well, where as acrylic caulkings would fair better.

In either case, I would still recommend replacing the caulking at the end of this job either way, to ensure a bright and clean finish.
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jfisch
Michigan, USA
March 3, 2013
No, the caulk will eventually seperate.. I just experienced this in my own shower, missed a section of caulk painted over it and now it's peeling. Remove all caulk prior to and then recaulk after
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Can I go over the grout between my tiles with this product?

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Eric
Buffalo NY
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January 28, 2013
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KenHDOC
January 28, 2013
Howdy Eric,

The Rustoleum tub and tile refinishing kit is for non porous finishing of tubs, sinks, and tile. Since grout is a porous surface it's not intended for grout. Usually a contractor would remove the grout, use the product, and grout over the refinished area. This would make a water tight seal for the two areas.

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RGURider
Freeburg, IL 62243, USA
February 8, 2013
The right answer is no since grout is porous, and you should remove the grout and use product. That said, I would try it, if it doesn't work, then remove grout and grout again. I did use it on the first grout line when I redid my tub, so far so good.
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jfisch
Michigan, USA
March 3, 2013
Absolutely!
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will this product adhere to laminate countertops

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mark
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March 26, 2013
sounds like it work on laminate countertops
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pg2007
Boston, MA, USA
March 26, 2013
Probably, if they are sanded to rough up the surface.
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Asked by
PatInPaint
March 26, 2013
Hello Mark!

Thanks for the inquiry!

According to Rust-Oleum, Tub and Tile refinisher will, "Refresh the look of a bathroom with the Rust-Oleum 1 qt. White Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit. The high-performance, epoxy acrylic paint provides a high gloss finish that looks and acts like porcelain and ceramic. This durable refinisher is corrosion resistant and cleans up simply with mineral spirits.

Apply to ceramic, porcelain or fiberglass;
Epoxy acrylic formula;
High gloss finish;
Covers up to 3 coats on a standard bathtub;
Durable and corrosion resistant; and
Cleans with mineral spirits.

So, this is not the right product for your laminate surface.

One product you should look for is:
Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations ... a the revolutionary do-it-yourself countertop coating system that allows you to easily transform your worn, damaged or outdated countertop into the look of natural stone. In just a few simple steps, you can create a beautifully restored countertop with a long-lasting, professional looking finish, all in one weekend.

System is easy to use - no special skills required;
Low odor and easy soap and water clean-up;
Natural Stone look in gloss sheen;
Coverage is up to 30 square feet or 12 linear feet;
Unique stone look that has superior adhesion to laminate and delivers the ultimate in durability;
Protective Top Coat is a durable silcone eposy and is stain and water resistant;
Handles the toughest non-abrasive household cleaners; and
Surface is stain and water resistant;
Contains HomeShield Antimicrobial protection which the protects the painted surface by inhibiting the growth of mold, mildew and other odor or stain-causing microbes; and
Adhesive Base Coat provides maximum adhesion to horizontal and vertical laminate surfaces.

Another less expensive option for laminate is:
Rust-Oleum Countertop coating ... renew laminate countertops, cabinets and furniture. In addition, it contains HomeShield Antimicrobial Protection which will protect the painted surface by inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew and other odor or stain causing microbes.

Easy to apply, one-part system;
Washable, moisture and chemical resistant against common household items;
The quart product covers up to 25 sq. ft. of standard countertop; and
Can be tinted to 16 colors.

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