Nope, we aren’t building planes. Though that would be pretty sweet. Just sprucing up the upstairs bath (note the floor tiles, shower tiles, and sink – outdated).
Its almost been a year since we purchased a house and did a quick diy job on the bathtub. It wasn’t the greatest looking tub, but it was a big improvement and worked for the first 11 months, while we decided where on the list of priorities the bathroom is – turns out not very high. It will probably be the last big remodel item actually, or in other words a few years off.
(grimey bathtub March 2011)
So we thought we might as well get the bathtub re-glazed professionally, as the bathtub was showing signs of wear again. And along with that spruce up the space – get new fixtures / vanity, etc) a bit – hence the bathroom moodboard on my March chalkboard.
Anyway, back to the aircraft: When I called to schedule the re-glazing job, the guy told me that on top of the already several hundred dollar reglazing job, the bathtub has to be prepped – aka stripped – at a separate fee of $90. so of course i proceeded to ask if we can just strip ourselves (heh), to which he said yes and recommended that we go to an auto parts store and purchase an aircraft stripper – yes, used to strip planes and bathtubs!
We also needed a razor blade (they sell ones attached to handles at Home Depot) to scrape off the paint and a caulk removal/ scraping tool to remove the old caulk (two cans of stripper plus blades came to a total of about $25). As well as goggles, respirator masks, gloves and a fan.
Sergey did all the actual application and removal – he would hear none of my offers of help.
Aircraft potion applied + old pain bubbling:
He actually did two rounds of application and in the end we had this:
was it worth it? well we saved some money…but not as much as
we I thought…