How to Colorblock a Claw-Foot Tub

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.
Colorblock Bathtub

Colorblock Bathtub

Try this DIY from HGTV Magazine's Flea Market Flip Blowout!

Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

By: Jodi Kahn

Materials Needed

  • all-purpose cleaner
  • wire brush
  • multi-surface primer
  • paint roller
  • paintbrush
  • paint (two colors)
  • delicate-surface painter’s tape

Step 1

Clean the inside of the tub with an all-purpose cleaner. Scrape any old paint or dirt off the outside with a wire brush.

Step 2

Prime the tub using a roller and a multi-surface primer. Use a brush to prime the area of the tub around the feet. Let dry.

Step 3

Paint the entire tub exterior one color with a roller. Paint the feet with a brush. Let dry. Using delicate-surface painter’s tape, mark a line that sections off about one third of the tub, and paint everything to the left of it another color. Let dry, then remove the tape.

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