(Actually, the first four steps are cleaning.) This was new territory for me, I am terrible at cleaning our showers. If I don’t make something a top priority around here it doesn’t get done, and scrubbing showers is never a top priority. Literally so squeaky clean that I could have used them to do my make-up.
In my opinion you shouldn’t even have to clean showers, their whole existence is centered around soap and water…they should be self-cleaning. Here are the cleaning steps, I simply did exactly what the box told me to do. So beautifully clean that I may just go completely crazy and scrub my shower once in a while. Also, the tub and tile paint has great reviews online (you can read them here on Amazon) but whenever I read a negative review it said something like “it’s been a couple of years and it’s holding up great except for some chipping and peeling around the drain.” If the floor was everyone’s problem area, then I wanted to avoid painting the floor. It’s a two-part epoxy paint that you mix together by pouring part A (the activator) into part B (the base).
If you know how to update old tile you can transform even a powder puff pink bathroom into a modern contemporary spa.
Notice how responsible he is being and wearing his 3M safety glasses? Adam kinda sucks at wearing safety gear while DIYing.
Well, he used to…but this year he has had to go to the emergency room because once just isn’t enough.
I finally decided to give painting it a whirl, mostly because I like to experiment and I thought some of y’all might be curious about the process. (You can go back and add it after your shower is painted and dry).
Plus I figured solid white would be an improvement over the blue, gray and swirlies. We didn’t really have any caulk, but what we did have was cracked, chipping, and missing in grout in the corners and edges.
This was still much more cost-effective than purchasing a custom-size shade. I added the tall arrangement to camouflage the difference in the distance between the three mirrors.
Close up of the footed bowl made from lighting parts found at Re Store and a piece of wood found at Jo Ann Fabrics. This single project had the most impact towards updating this room than any other project, in my opinion.
Adam decided to go ahead and remove all the cracked grout and replace it.
He said it was for the betterment of the tub, I think he just likes destroying things.
Now he always wears safety glasses, because he’s cheap and a pair of safety glasses is much more budget friendly than an emergency room visit. Here is the official before picture, after a few hours of work.
The first step to painting a tub/shower is cleaning it.
If you're a do-it-yourself homeowner who is looking for a challenge, a job that you can tackle is replacing the tile in your bathroom shower.