Well, we are tackling the most difficult part of our bathroom remodel.........
the shower enclosure
So, if you ever want to know what's involved with this process, then read ahead. Otherwise, I'll just see ya later. This is the nitty gritty part that isn't pretty or fun. But, the after will be very worth it (if all goes well).
In order to paint the brass trim around the shower enclosure, it is best to remove the entire enclosure first. There are many reasons for this, mainly because of the necessary cleaning process to prep the metal and the fumes and mess from the paint. So, let the disassembling begin!
First you must score the seam where the silicone holds the metal to the tile.
Then, remove any screws holding it together.
Remove the shower door.
Pull off the metal trim from the glass. Clean the glass and prop up to dry somewhere out of the way where it won't get broken.
You'll basically do that with all of the glass panels.
After everything has been removed, you will notice a lot of gunk left behind. A lot of it is silicone residue with dirt. Go ahead and clean all of that up.
Then, take your metal trim pieces and sand them with a sanding block to rough them up a bit. We did ours in the garage.
Finally, you'll need to clean the metal trim pieces outside with a good cleaner like this one.
Let them dry so that the next step is painting.
We will begin that step today (if the temperature is warm enough). It is very important to follow the guidelines on your paint for best results.
I will share that process with you next time!
So, now you know what a chore this is! It took us all day to get the enclosure removed and cleaned up. We are also cleaning the tiles and re caulking the shower now. Thank goodness we can use our other bathroom right now since this one is out of commission!
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~