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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 THIS BE USED AS A SPOT TREATMENT?

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ERIN
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October 23, 2012
i HAVE A PORCELAIN TUB WHICH WAS RE FINISHED YEARS AGO. MY HORRIBLE RENTERS DECIDED TO COLOR THEIR HAIR IN TUB SO BLACK HAIR DYE SOAKED INTO TUB IN AREAS. iS THIS A PRODUCT i COULD JUST TREAT THE DAMAGED AREAS OR DOES THE WHOLE TUB HAVE TO BE DONE?
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Linda
October 24, 2012
I think it can use as spot treatment. However, the color is different. Best result, repaint all. Looks excellent. I have one sink that had some spots on the surface and some cracks, I just repaint all. It looks new. This product is very easy to use.
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Rust-OleumSupport
October 25, 2012
Rust-Oleum Specialty Tub & Tile can be used as a spot correcter as long as the instruction are closely followed; however you may want to coat the entire tub for a more finished look.
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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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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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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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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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I wanted to repaint the ceramic tiles in my bathroom to a light gray /but is it water proof aswell

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interiordesignernewb
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September 25, 2012
I am looking to redo our bathroom walls because its stuck in the old days with bright teal and black tile and since we don’t have the money to full out do a project I figured it would be nice to redo and paint the tile, but I keep being told I can’t paint the bathroom because the paint will fall off no matter what I do no matter if I clean it right the paint is always being hit by water, and I can’t do it. I was wondering 3 things, 1. Will the tiles stand up to water and for how long? 2. Does it come in gray? If no is there another type I can use like a spray can or something, that will with stand water? I was thinking hi gloss for the chairs because its water proof for outside , or a car because it’s always outside , I just need something that is I a light grey and can stand up to water once I do the correct preparation for the tile and put the correct primer? Also , For the tub I didn’t think of refinishing , because what I heard I thought it would be way too much , but this is amazing price, because I have only around 250 for the bathroom , but will this really stand up to the water constantly being put on it , and or will it be slippery ? Thank you
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lovetoremodel
Indiana, USA
October 9, 2012
I just put this on my kids bath tub and it looks great. I would think this would also work on tiles. I don't know if it comes in gray or not but you could call the company and find out. I have completely redone the kids bathroom.... tub, flooring, paint, wainscotting and lighting for around 500.00 and I have to say the tub made the biggest difference (it was pink). It says to use rollers to put it on.... use the foam ones and get several (I needed 2 per coat). I used 3 kits but I had to cover the ceiling, walls, tub and front of tub.
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Rust-OleumSupport
September 26, 2012
Rust-Oleum makes a Tub & Tile refinishing kit that sounds perfect for your project. It will work on bathroom wall tile and your tub and stands up to water. (It will not work on floors however.). It's available in white and you can find it near the spray paints. Your Home Depot associate can also help you if you have additional questions about application.
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jfisch
Michigan, USA
October 28, 2012
I did my shower walls and a whole tiled wall (it was horrible before) about 2 years ago. It had brown flowers every couple tiles (ew). I didn't do the tub itself though, but I literally painted my brothers last night. I haven't had an issue with peeling/chipping. I clean it with shower cleaner, use magic erasers, not afraid to scrub and it still looks fresh. I'm not afraid to get it wet or clean it.

I know it comes in white, bisquit and a tan but not sure if it's tintable.

My brothers bathroom, the floor already had a non slip texture. I imagine you can get a tub mat for that slippery purpose. I would use it on the tub hands down without a doubt in my mind. Hopefully I helped!
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Both our tub and shower are all in one units, 70's, with dome tops is this product recommended for the dome top also, will it drip or run off the top?

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handymandy
nebraska
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September 25, 2012
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lovetoremodel
Indiana, USA
October 9, 2012
I have the same units. Just used it on mine and had no problems at all.
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Rust-OleumSupport
September 26, 2012
It sounds like your tub may be made of fiberglass which cannot be coated with Tub & Tile. If it is made of porcelain you can coat it with Tub & Tile. Use light coats and you won't have to worry about drips.
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Refinishing only the outside of a claw foot tub. Tub had a thin coat of paint that was peeling,so i sanded it down to bare metal.

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Ron
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September 18, 2012
Can i apply this product to bare metal(cast iron) or should i use a metal primer first?
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Linda
October 24, 2012
You can use this product to bare metal I think. You don't need to use a metal primer first. It has stronger adhesive.
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ggarvin
North Carolina, USA
September 18, 2012
Yes, according to the product label it can be applied directly to cast iron.
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Do I need to use any a special sealer for areas where enamel is worn and porous?

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"Do it Myself" Girl
Ontario, California
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September 9, 2012
I have a 1950ish white bathtub that is iron with porcelain (?) finish. Due to harsh cleaning-chemical useage the tub bottom finish has been etched and is now very porous. Do I need to use a special sealant on the porous areas as prep, to assure a nice even coat of your product? I plan to spray the product on the entire tub-- once everything is prepped correctly.
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andy
October 9, 2012
I used a filler (made specifically for tubs and sinks) to fill in big pits around the drain,but I was very impressed how the paint smoothed the rough finish of the tub floor where I did not use filler. It would be a lot of work to get a professional smooth finish, but my tub looks and feels much better now. Follow the prep instructions to the letter. Sand it more than you want to and clean and wipe with a tack cloth over and over.
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Designing Woman
Atlanta, GA
September 12, 2012
Hello "Do it Myself" Girl and thank you for your question.

I spoke to Rust-Oleum Technical Support who confirmed that you will only need to completely clean the bathtub as per the instructions. The product label is found here: http://rustoleum.com/cbgimages/docu....

The epoxy is self leveling and you will not require a special sealant over the porous areas.

You mentioned that you plan to spray the product. You will need to use either 100% isopropyl alcohol (not 99%) or 10% toluene in the sprayer – and be sure to avoid over spraying.

Another note: allow the first coat to dry at least one hour before applying the second coat. A third coat can be applied 24 hours after the second coat. Do not apply more than 3 coats. Allow the bathtub to dry 3 days before exposing to water.

Best wishes on your project.
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can i use ove kitchen countertop ceramic tile?

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tanya
florida
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September 8, 2012
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Rust-OleumSupport
September 11, 2012
Sorry, our Rust-Oleum Tub and Tile is not meant for tile countertop surfaces.
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ggarvin
North Carolina, USA
September 18, 2012
According to the product label it can be applied to Ceramic Tile. I don't think it matters where the tile is located (i.e., Bathroom vs. Kitchen).
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Is this product harmful to pets?

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Erin
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August 24, 2012
I have two cats that I would not want to move during the process. Would they be safe in the house while the product is being used?
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pg2007
Boston, MA, USA
September 4, 2012
They would be safe if you provide some ventilation and of course don't let them near the paint.
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lovetoremodel
Indiana, USA
November 7, 2012
i have 4 dogs and did mine, but I recommend good ventilation and to keep them away form that area
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Rust-OleumSupport
August 27, 2012
This product does have a strong odor when used, so you will need to properly ventilate your home while applying this product – open windows, turn on fans.
It is safe to use while animals are in the home, but again please make sure to ventilate your home during application.
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Can I use this product to cover a 1960's mosaic tile floor? I have a very small en suite bath and most of the floor would be covered with a rug.

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B-bopper
Grosse Ile, Mi
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August 19, 2012
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Rust-OleumSupport
August 20, 2012
Sorry, but Model # 181463 should not be applied to floors.
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pg2007
Boston, MA, USA
September 4, 2012
You could use it for this but it will be very slippery. You would also have to rough up the tile with sandpaper to ensure good adhesion.
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how long will this product last. The old refinishing stuff chipped off in 3 years

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Nancy
Lincoln Nebraska
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August 16, 2012
bought a home that the tub had been refinished (they never disclosed this when purchased the house) and now it is chipping all over. How to take off the old stuff (sanding?) and how long will your stuff last?
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Rust-OleumSupport
August 20, 2012
The key to any successful project is the prep work. You will need to remove the current coating by using a wire brush or sandpaper. If there are any chips or cracks, they will need to be repaired with a patching compound.
Rust-Oleum stands behind their products and it should last for years to come.
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JerseyKat1
West Berlin, NJ
April 23, 2013
The product only lasted a month for me. Now it is peeling big time and I'm ordering a new tub. I had hoped to save money using this product, and it cost me a pretty penny by the time I bought all the supplies and paid my nephew (a professional painter) for his work. It would have been cheaper to just buy a new tub and pay a professional to install it. Bottom line is I am very disappointed because I paid a lot of money to refinish the old tub, which is an odd size tub.
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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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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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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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Rust-Oleum tTub & Tile: can this product be used to make a drastic color change rom black to white?

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jz
Davison MI
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August 5, 2012
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August 7, 2012
This type of product prodces best results on ceramic, fiberglass, and porcelain surfaces. If your tub and/ or tile is either of these surfaces it will work. The only factor to consider is there may take additional costs to achieve a solid coating.
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pg2007
Boston, MA, USA
September 4, 2012
My guess is that you would have to put on about four coats over several days.
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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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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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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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Can you use this on only a 7 inch area that is wearing down to the black on the bottom of an otherwise nice white tub?

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grifflau
texas
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July 30, 2012
I hope to only have to paint over this worn area as the rest of the tub looks great. Would this leave a raised up area on the bottom of the tub if I am able to use it only on the smaller area? Thanks!
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andy
October 9, 2012
You can use it to patch a small area and it should be smooth, but the color will stand out. You would be amazed how many shades of white your eyes can see. I've patched a sink with filler and paint and while it looks much better than the original black chip, the white color does not match. You might look for a smaller kit but be careful, I tried spray paint made for patch kits and the paint pealed off immediately.
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Rust-OleumSupport
August 2, 2012
We would suggest using our Tub and Tile Touch Up product. It is perfect for small areas. If it isn't available at your local Home Depot, it can be special ordered.
Applying a new color to only a portion of a worn surface may cause discoloration. Meaning the newly painted area may appear more white than the older portions of the tub.
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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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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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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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Is it possible to use this product to refinish a cultured marble bathroom sink?

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Andrea
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July 1, 2012
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July 3, 2012
Andrea - sorry, but this product can't be used on marble surfaces.
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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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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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Rust-OleumSupport
June 26, 2012
Tina - sorry, but our Tub and Tile paint can't be applied over latex paint.
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my fiberglas tub has 3 good size cracks that leak will this product repair the cracks so it does not leak?

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Sparky
Auburn, WA
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June 21, 2012
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Rust-OleumSupport
June 22, 2012
Sparky - Sorry to hear about the cracks in your tub. The Tub and Tile kit will not repair the cracks however.
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Linda
October 16, 2012
My sink had some cracks, I use this product to paint, the cracks gone, and looks great.
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How many Rust Oleum Kits will it take to refinish a 5ft clawfoot bathtub completely?

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bjt
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June 17, 2012
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andy
October 9, 2012
I painted the inside of a 5' tub twice and had 1/2 of the paint left over. I could have laid down three coats easily. I painted the outside with a brush-on rust proofing automotive paint. This two part epoxy paint give a very nice glossy porcelain like finish. The paint does not last long after you mix it. You need to plan to paint your whole project within a few days.
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Rust-OleumSupport
June 18, 2012
One Kit (1 quart) covers:
2 coats over a 70-110 sq. ft. area or 2 coats on a standard Bathtub.
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Applying 2 coats

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Rob
Louisiana
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June 1, 2012
When applying 2 coats waiting one hour between coats do you mix the product all at once or in two different batches.
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MIchris
Michigan, USA
June 5, 2012
Rob, I mixed an entire can at a time. I thought the same thing that the epoxy would set, but even between coats (which we applied 4 over pink tiles) the paint stayed workable up until about 4 hours. Just make sure you cover your paint tray and close the can cover. After 4 hours the paint turned gummy and had to be thrown away. If you are doing two days of work, make sure to buy two sets of rollers and pans because you really can't clean up the brushes or rollers.
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Rust-OleumSupport
June 5, 2012
Rob - The Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit has a life of 4-6 hours once it's opened and mixed. So it should be fine to use the same mixed product for the second application as long as you are still within that 4-6 hour window.
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