Commonly when you think to redesign your shower for a washroom remodel a natural voice springs up in your mind, “well what amount of cash will I need to spend?”
What’s more, the expense isn’t the main concern, practically everything that accompanies a washroom can be extraordinary and require exceptional abilities. Which drives large numbers of us to not touch our restrooms except if we’re in critical need of a maintenance.
Be that as it may, there is an approach to tidy up your space without burning through every last cent and going through weeks living in a redesign space. It requires a little imagination and the eagerness to place in about an end of the week of work. That is the place where one of our #1 items comes in – Epoxy Resin.
In this article, we’ll cover how to redesign your shower utilizing a DIY Epoxy that will give you the custom space you had always wanted without the gigantic expense. Also, a special reward is that you will not need to clean shower grout once more!
Before we make a plunge, here are a portion of our #1 epoxy shower projects that we’ve seen:
Why Epoxy for the Shower?
To begin with, we should address the obvious issue at hand. Numerous people probably won’t realize what epoxy is, and others may think about how this material can deal with carport floors, be utilized for table tops, and furthermore make a custom shower genuinely unique. In this way, we should stroll through what epoxy is and what the experts are for utilizing in your restroom redesign.
Epoxy sap is a mix of synthetics that permit you to make solid, and sturdy surfaces, in practically any form or shape you’d like. Epoxy is one of our number one items to work with on the grounds that it’s light-weight, sturdy, can be utilized inside and outside, and has an enduring life.
The professionals of utilizing an epoxy to update your shower:
Epoxy pitch is an all inclusive resource for your shower dividers. No compelling reason to buy the tile, grout, and all the excess supplies.
Epoxy tar is additionally lightweight which will permit you to make your dividers in a different space, and effectively move them in when you’re prepared. This not just permits you to work with your epoxy where you’d like, however it additionally permits you to keep your restroom together until you’re prepared to do your last divider establishment.
Epoxy gum can withstand the components of your hot showers, and compound cleaners.
Ultimately, epoxy is not difficult to clean. Contrasted with tile showers where you have numerous little hiding spots and grout to clean. Epoxy is one smooth surface that can rapidly be cleaned down.
Stage One: Gathering Supplies
We’d contend that the main piece of an epoxy project is the planning. Epoxy is a phenomenal item for DIYers for it’s convenience; nonetheless, that is just conceivable on the off chance that you plan appropriately and adhere to all directions perfectly.
- Profound pour epoxy sap
- Mica Powder
- Three 3 Gallon Buckets
- Covering or Drop Cloth
- Level Working Surface
- HDPE for the Shower Wall Mold
- PPE (gloves, cover, goggles)
- Drillbit Industrial Mixer
Stage Two: Building the Mold
Since epoxy begins as a fluid, you should construct a shape that coordinates with the size of your shower dividers. This will permit you to chip away at your task outside or in the carport, then, at that point, transport it into the shower when you’re prepared.
In the first place, measure the dividers that you are covering in your shower. Influence HDPE to build out your form. You can utilize whatever screws close by to get it together. From that point caulk the edges to guarantee there are no breaks.
Whenever you’re happy with your shape, you can give it a test with some water to ensure nothing spills. In any case, it’s essential that you totally dry your surface before you empty your epoxy into the shape you made.
Stage Three: Preparing the Pour
When your shape is constructed and has been tried for spills, you can move onto making your epoxy blend. Your epoxy sap comes in two sections, Part An and Part B. Each epoxy is somewhat unique, so make certain to peruse each jug cautiously and that you comprehend the headings.
The main piece of making your epoxy blend is getting the proportions accurately. Having erroneous proportions can be exceptionally harming to your venture, it could come out unlevel, with holes or openings, or even never solidify into a strong surface.
Fortunately, there are many practically secure approaches to sort out how much epoxy tar you need. Our most loved is utilizing an epoxy number cruncher, which you can discover on the web.
Stage Four: Color and Design
With the appropriate proportions combined as one, you would now be able to start trying out your shading plan. We suggest taking an example of your last epoxy tar combination and testing out your tones there. This gives you a place of refuge to sort out the specific pigmentation and style you’re searching for before you shading the whole group.
With the mica powders above you have more than 25 options in colors that make unlimited blends of plans!
Stage Five: The Pour and Cure
With your combination complete, the shadings added, and your form set it’s an ideal opportunity to pour. Bring your epoxy blend as near your form as conceivable while pouring. This guarantees that you’re not blending in extra air pockets and lessening the chance of sprinkling.
When your whole blend is in the form, the main thing left to do is hang tight for it to appropriately fix. For the initial not many hours you’ll need to persistently screen your epoxy sap and assist eliminate with circulating air pockets and guarantee there are no holes. With a profound pour, you should allow your venture to remedy for 48-72 hours before you can move your undertaking to the shower!
Stage Six: The Installation
Demoing your old shower. Bring the dividers down to the green board sheetrock and check for form. In the event that you do discover form, you’ll initially have to shower the region and play it safe.
Include your epoxy dividers and seal them along with 100% silicone.
Screw in your showerhead and shower installations!