Hot Tub Painting Tips

Updated July 10, 2019

Hot Tub Painting Tips

Are you thinking of painting your hot tub or refinishing it through painting? Painting your hot tub is a great option especially if it already has accumulated cracks or damages over time. Hot tubs can also be expensive, so replacing it with a new one isn’t also advisable as well. But how do you properly paint your hot tub? Below are some hot tub painting tips you can put into mind:

Things To Do Before Painting

  • Before anything else, you need to make sure that there is no water in your hot tub. To do this, plug out the drain plug and make sure that that water is drained completely. You may also try to use a wet/dry vacuum to make sure that no amount of water is left behind. Empty if from water and turn all the pumps and jets off. Make sure to disconnect the power supply as well.
  • The next step is to sand the surfaces of your hot tub with a sandpaper. Once you’ve sanded your tub, you can then add in a mixture of a gallon of water and half muriatic pool acid. Wash your hot tub’s inside surface with it. You can use a scrub brush to do this. Make sure that your body doesn’t come in contact with the muriatic acid.
  • After, rinse the area well. You can use a water hose for this and a wet/dry vacuum to get rid of all the remaining water, and let the hot tub dry off completely.
  • Once this is done, you can then mix in your paint.
  • Hot Tub Painting Techniques

    1. Roll-On Technique

    To do the roll-on technique, first pour on some of the paint mix you’ve made into a roller paint tray. After that, you can now roll the pad on the roller and through the tray. Make sure that you are able to cover the pad evenly with paint.

    Once you’ve put some paint to a tray, you can now apply the paint onto your hot tub’s interior. Start from bottom to top, and work your way into painting up to the rim. Make sure that your strokes are even and overlapping.

    Once you’ve put in the first coat of paint, wait for it to completely dry before adding in another coating. Use a new roller pad and tray. Once you’re done putting in all the coatings, make sure that you let the coatings completely dry (this usually takes three days) before putting water again in your hot tub.

    1. The Brush-On Technique

    For the brush-on technique, you can do the following steps:

    Once you’ve made a paint mixture, dip your paintbrush into a paint bucket and apply the paint into the interior of your hot tub. To do this, you can follow and do it just like the roll-on technique, beginning from the floor and reaching towards the rim of your hot tub. Make sure that you apply the paint evenly and that the strokes are uniformly applied as well.

    Put paint around the fixtures if desired, and let the paint dry for at least twenty four hours. After that, put in your second coating by using a second brush. Just like the roll-on technique, make sure that the paint has completely dried before refilling your hot tub with water again.