Q & A
Can I do this myself? The For Dummies Kit contains everything you need for fantastic results. Our included brush assures that you will have a superb outcome and your surfaces will look brand new. Armorpoxy has sold tens of thousands of Bath Epoxy kits over the years, and now offers it to you in an easy-to-use kit, with complete ‘For Dummies’ Instructions in both English and Spanish translations. It’s easy to apply, and NO special skills or equipment are required. We KNOW it is easy to apply and use.
How long will it take me to do? It takes about 45 minutes to prep a standard tub, and maybe an hour to properly apply the first coat. Another half-hour or so the following day for the second coat.
How long does it take to dry? After applying the 2nd coat, you need to not use any ‘wet’ areas for five days. Walls and floors dry to touch in about 24 hours.
How much do I need? Each kit will do about 75 square feet (a standard tub, shower, or surround). Additional kits can be used for as much area as you need to refinish. Please note that very dark tiles such as greens, blacks and dark blues could possibly require a 3rd coat, and an additional kit.
What about the grout lines? Normally you would paint over the grout lines, and since the epoxy is white, it really looks nice. Of course if you want to remove your grout, then coat, and reapply the grout that can also be done.
Can I tint the epoxy? Yes, you can add up to ½ ounce of ‘universal’ type tints to make the epoxy into lighter and pastel colors. Since the epoxy is bright white, it cannot be made into dark colors since the base is white.
How long will it last? For Dummies epoxy will last many, many years. Life span is based on usage and care. Use a non-abrasive cleaner and no bleach to assure a very long life. You can also always re-coat the epoxy in the future if you needed to.
What kinds of surfaces can I use this on? For Dummies Epoxy Kit can be used on virtually any surface such as porcelain, tile, ceramic, fiberglass, acrylic, laminate and more. Just follow the prep instructions included in the kit.
Does it have harmful fumes or odors? For Dummies Epoxy has fumes similar to an ‘oil based’ type of paint. Adequate ventilation must be used including fans or windows, and all state, federal and local regulations should be followed. Normally any odor disappears in 1-2 days. An inexpensive ‘‘organic vapor’ type respirator available at any home center or paint store can be used if desired.
What if my tub is rusty or has chips? You will need to repair these first. If you have small chips, Armorpoxy sells a Chip Repair Kit. If you have larger gouges, cracks or rust, then use a fiberglass type auto body filler available at any automotive store and fill in and sand the surface until smooth and even. Scrape and sand out any rust prior to applying For Dummies epoxy. For Dummies epoxy can make virtually any tub, bath, or kitchen or area look brand new, at a very low cost.
Can it be sprayed? Yes, you can spray the epoxy through a standard sprayer. You may have to thin it 5%-10% with xylene to achieve proper results. Our included instructions give spraying information.
What is the warranty? We warranty the epoxy for 1 year from date of purchase.