Painting the clawfoot tub

Ross did some more work on the clawfoot tub. Some serious work. Wurk wurk. I tried to sand the claw feet with steel wool….bahahahaha… what a clown, I am. Steel wool didn’t do anything but eat up hours of my life that I can never get back.

Clawfoot tub after sanding, before priming the outside of it.

Clawfoot tub after sanding, before priming the outside of it.

Ross used his sander on the outside of the tub as well as the claw feet to get the years and years of rust off. A family friend recommended Naval Jelly for removing rust and Ross said that worked like a charm.

The clawfoot tub with primer on the outside

The clawfoot tub with primer on the outside

He used Rustoleum Stops Rust to paint and prime the outside of the tub. He blocked the drain hole and taped the rim of the tub so he didn’t have any overspray get on the part we had already cleaned up.

Using Naval Jelly on the claw feet

Using Naval Jelly on the claw feet

After he shined up the claw feet I really wanted to leave them natural, but Ross said they would rust again right away if we didn’t spray anything on them, so we’re going to paint them white as well.

The claw feet were nice and shiny after sanding!

The claw feet were nice and shiny after sanding!

All we have to do now is the finishing coat of bright, shiny white. So exciting. I made Ross promise me I can take a bath in the tub before we sell the house. Like a 4 hour bath. With wine. And candles. And soft towels.

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