How To Paint An Enamel Bath

Ronseal Kitchen & Bathroom Touch Up Enamel Paint


If you have an enamel bath that has seen better days, don’t worry. You don’t have to replace it just yet. You can give it a new lease on life by painting it. In this tutorial, we will show you how to paint an enamel bath step by step.

Materials Needed

Before you get started, you will need to gather the following materials:

  • Enamel bath paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Sandpaper
  • Masking tape
  • Cleaner
  • Scraper

Step 1: Clean the Bath

The first step is to clean the bath thoroughly. Use a cleaner that is specifically designed for removing soap scum and grime. Rinse the bath with water and let it dry completely.

Step 2: Sand the Surface

Next, use sandpaper to rough up the surface of the bath. This will help the paint adhere better. Make sure to wear a mask and goggles while sanding to protect yourself from the dust. Once you’ve finished sanding, wipe the bath down with a damp cloth to remove any dust.

Step 3: Mask off the Area

Use masking tape to cover any areas that you don’t want to paint, such as the taps and drain. This will help you achieve a clean and neat finish.

Step 4: Apply the Paint

Now it’s time to apply the paint. Use a paintbrush to apply the enamel bath paint in thin, even coats. Don’t try to apply too much paint at once, as this can lead to drips and uneven coverage.

Step 5: Allow the Paint to Dry

After applying the first coat, allow the paint to dry completely before applying the next coat. This should take around 24 hours.

Step 6: Apply Additional Coats

Depending on the quality of the paint and the desired finish, you may need to apply additional coats of paint. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for drying times between coats.

Step 7: Remove the Masking Tape

Once you have finished painting and the paint has dried completely, carefully remove the masking tape from the bath.

Step 8: Finish

Your newly painted enamel bath should now look as good as new. Wait a few days before using the bath to give the paint time to fully cure.


Painting an enamel bath can be a cost-effective way to update your bathroom without having to replace the bath. By following these steps, you can achieve a professional-looking finish that will last for years to come.