Here is round one of RetrOBright application (see my last post).
I cleaned the bathroom fixtures and sanded them with 800 weight sand paper when I took them out in November. I wiped them down again today before putting RetrOBright on them.
I used Merlin’s recipe with 12% Hydrogen Peroxide (Sally Beauty), Xanthum Gum (food coop), Glycerin (drug store), and Oxyclean (drug store). It was in the high 50’s with partial sun today. I applied the goop with a paint brush and was able to coat all four and a second coat on the sink with one recipe. It seemed to dry out pretty quickly and I should have spread it more consistently, so I washed it off in the house tub after 4 hours. Be sure to wear gloves for application, moving them around, and cleanup!
I am anxious to do another coat. I think it’s going to work for the base, shower seat, and tub, but the sink is so stained I think I may need to paint it. Click on the picture and you can still see the stains – I don’t think the RetrOBright was meant to take those out. On the other hand, the tub had a circle stain on it and it appears to be gone. So we’ll have to see!
(You can see what the sink looked like when I got Rosie in the link on the right under Picture Shows – Bathroom cleanup – first picture.)
The picture brightness was messed with in PhotoShop (I did a terrible job taking them and they were taken in different places at different times), but I left the color alone.
|Before RetrOBright, cleaning and sanding
||After RetrOBright X1