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Paint Chip on the Rim of the Tub

This occurs when the paint covering the cast iron is chipped away and exposes the cast iron hull.

To repair a paint chip on the rim of a tub:

  • Clean the affected area with a rag to remove any dust or loose paint fragments.
  • Cast iron is chipped
  • Next, carefully apply the touch-up paint. For best results, apply the paint in multiple, thin layers and avoid getting the paint outside of the damaged area. Taking your time here will reduce or eliminate the need to remove excess paint later.
  • Touch-up paint
  • After the paint has had enough time to dry (usually 24-48 hours), check to see if you need to remove any excess paint. If the paint repair is too far above the rest of the paint along the rim of the clawfoot tub, you can use a razor or very fine (1500 to 2000 grit) sandpaper to shave off the excess paint.
  • Razor or very fine sandpaper