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Old 09-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Pink bathroom!

I'm not mentally prepared to begin my bathroom redo yet but I would like to get some input so I can wrap my head around the disaster I'm going to create.

I have a pink bathroom. You know the old built to last forever pink bathrooms. Not just the tile on the walls but the vanity, bathtub, toilet and floor. Most of this I can deal with. By deal with I mean I have the experience to redo the floor and I can phone a friend to swap out the toilet and vanity for new ones.

What I would like to do is either rip out or cover all the tile on the walls inside the tub and out. Eventually I would like to put in a simple bathtub surround. And just paint the walls. No glazing. No tile. I do not want to tile. I now have a tile complex.

Does anyone have any experience with these bathrooms? Any advice (other than don't do it, leave it alone). Anything will help at this point. Especially because this is one of two bathrooms I'm itching to take a sledge hammer to (the second one is yellow <-- not kidding)


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Old 09-05-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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There's several of us on here that do this stuff for a living and have done several hundred bathrooms.
I like total gut jobs like that, gets my flustrations out.
Post pictures whan asking questions is always a big help.
We have all seen the pink 1950"s bathrooms.

I just did two, one was pink the other one was all green. With lovely plastic tiles. The ceiling looked like someone had used masking tape on the seams.


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Total gut jobs are the best and when it's your own bathroom it's even better, you can work at your own pace and you get to see how it was built.
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I find it easier to tear out the plastic tiles as opposed to ceramic.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #5
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Always gutted and started over on my projects.

There are those bathroom transformation companies that put new wall, shower and tub overlays in place. They don't look all that bad from a distance. It might buy you some time but I honestly do not know how expensive they are and how well they hold up.

This is the company I know of but there are others. Again, I have no direct experience with them but no somebody who put one in to sell a house and it made a big difference.
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Overall it looks like gutting everything is best. Hopefully replacing/fixing the walls... well I don't know it's gonna be some work. Saving all my frustration for that day.

I actually have ceramic and plastic tile. One bathroom of each. Before buying this home a few months I'd never even seen either.

Taking everyone's advice though and doing everything slowly and one at a time. If I end up with questions I'll definitely post pics so anyone with advice can see what I'm destroying


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