Enamel or porcelain?
the "best way" is to replace the tub.
You can buy an epoxy patch kit,but color matching will not be easy,and it
will not be as durable as the original coating.
you should not use abrasives on tub finishes.
We found one and they want $380 to repair a 4" diam. patch. I think
it's expensive and I would be willing to do the work myself if I found
the right method. Is hiring a Firm the only way? I know it might be
the best way...
there's a product called Klenks Tub N Tile for refinishing tubs.
(the WHOLE tub)
and any home improvement store should carry epoxy patch kits for small area
chip repairs.Both Home Depot and Lowes carry them.
As I said before,color matching will not be easy.(that's why the pros
usually do the whole tub..)
if you Google "tub refinishing kits",you can find out a lot more.
There are bathtub repainting kits that include an etchant (acid) to
promote adhesion and 2-part paint that cures very hard in just a few
hours. Do not let your wife use it without first providing her
extensive training in the care and repair of bathtubs. Tub stains
should never be removed with pumice but only with much finer
abrasives, including some cleansers (contrary to the company's claims,
Bon Ami does scratch, and more than some cleansers not advertised as
being particularly mild) or even toothpaste or polishes for cars and
glass. But always try chemical cleaners first.
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