It seems like everybody wants to know how to paint a shower. I've often speculated on this, and I think it's not so much because new showers are expensive (a few hundred bucks) but because it's such a terrible mess to remove the existing shower. You may care to view painting your fiberglass shower as a temporary solution, a project that may extend the life of your shower another couple of years, at most. The key: use good primer plus a good epoxy paint; thoroughly dull down the shower surface; and use a sprayer.
Time Required: 3 hours
- Sand the shower surface area with a light sandpaper until you dull it. 320 grit should be sufficient.
- Clean the shower with muriatic acid. You can get this at any hardware store.
- Thoroughly rinse shower surface with clean water (no soap). You may have to repeat this process several times.
- Use a paint sprayer to apply primer.
- Let primer dry according to manufacturer's instructions, usually 24 hours minimum.
- Spray down with two coats of appliance-quality paint.
What You Need
- 320 grit sandpaper
- Muriatic acid
- Disposable sponges
- Epoxy-based paint
- Paint sprayer, such as the Ryobi Duet Power Paint System