Prepare the Tub for Reglazing
For reglazing a tub, a respirator mask is required.
With the tub moved to a suitable work space, the stripping and re-glazing process can begin.
The key to a good tub-refinishing job is good preparation. Cover the work area in plastic drop-cloths to protect surfaces and furniture from strippers and re-glazing chemicals.
Carefully remove the valves (Image 1) as well as the pop-up or drain and overflow (if there is one).
Since our tub surface had been painted with latex, a paint stripper was needed to remove all the old paint. Following the manufacturer's instructions, spray on stripper using a pump sprayer (Image 2).
Wait for the paint to begin bubbling up (Image 3).
Scrub the loosened paint away with coarse steel wool (Image 4).
Depending on the paint, as many as two more applications of stripper may be needed.