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Old 06-22-2010, 12:22 AM   #1
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Painting Old Galvanized Shower Stall

Trying to do just that, Paint a galvinized steel shower stall...correctly. I recently purchased an older lakehouse/fishing cabin and renovated the rest of the bathroom...I just hate to tear down the old stall, which is in pretty good shape...not to mention the fact of saving the cash for other "endeavors." The PO painted it, and did not obviously prep or use the right paint? As the paint is peeling in sheets, bubbling up. My question is twofold-ish:

1. What's the best way to strip the existing paint that hasn't begun falling off at this point? (worried about chem strippers a bit, well, anaerobic septic system, if that matters)

2. What's the best way to prep the surface for paint?

3. Finally, what would be the best paint or product to apply for a shower stall? A marine paint?

Thanks a lot in advance for any help or personal insight...


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1) Try Peel Away 1. You put a thick paste on and press a fabric into it. The paint and stripper should come off attached to the fabric instead of going down the drain.
2) Sand the crap out of it and wipe down with lacquer thinner. Or if you are willing, etch it with phosphoric acid.
3) Once the galvanizing is off, I'd go with an industrial two part epoxy coating like they use in car washes.


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