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Old 07-09-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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New to the forum, Howdy to all.

Like I said in the into, my wife and I purchased a 1940s home. The bath is original and in good condition, but we would like to update it. I see two ways, gut and we contract it out ourselves or just "re-face" it.

Here is my question. I had a guy give us an estimate for a total rehab of 15K. He said I could also remove the paint off the tile (which has chipped everywhere) and he could re-spray the tile and tub.

Does anyone have experience with removing painted bath tile?

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Thought I would re-post and send to the top. Any advice is appreciated.

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A picture or two would be helpful.

I suggest that you do not attempt to paint tile or tub.

After 60 plus years the bath is overdue for a complete gut and re-do.


I think that getting several bids for the work are in order--or -DIY--(as much or as little as you have time or talent for)

The bath needs new piping at that age--and wiring along with all of the nice finishes.

Post a picture if you can.---Mike---
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A picture or two would be helpful.

I suggest that you do not attempt to paint tile or tub.

After 60 plus years the bath is overdue for a complete gut and re-do.


I think that getting several bids for the work are in order--or -DIY--(as much or as little as you have time or talent for)

The bath needs new piping at that age--and wiring along with all of the nice finishes.

Post a picture if you can.---Mike---
Will do. Thanks for the input this far.
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A picture or two would be helpful.

I suggest that you do not attempt to paint tile or tub.

After 60 plus years the bath is overdue for a complete gut and re-do.


I think that getting several bids for the work are in order--or -DIY--(as much or as little as you have time or talent for)

The bath needs new piping at that age--and wiring along with all of the nice finishes.

Post a picture if you can.---Mike---
The bath is good shape for its age and almost back in style... but in the tub mold grows wherever the old tile paint is chipped. So my choices are to remove the current paint on the tile and redo it, or gut.






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