6 Feb 08
I dunno what to tell you, but whatever you do dont paint it! lol i moved into an apartment once, where they painted the inside of the tub and omg it was horrid, the paint would peel off and the tub was green underneath, it was a mess. You really couldnt take a bath in it unless you watched paint chips floating around in there with you!
6 Feb 08
I know your pain as I too have a very old bathtub in my house. It is the same age as the house at 30-50 years old. I also have some bad new for you unfortunately. If the shine is goen from the surface of the tub and you just can't get it shiny, and especially if it feels a little rough, you need to refinish the tub. The lose of shinyness is from the shiny top coat rubbing off from years of use. Here is a link with instructions on how to do this. http://www.repair-home.com/how_to/refinish_your_bathtub.htm if there is nothing historical or special about your tub (like that its a free standing claw foot or something), and it's jsut a regular against the wall tub and you have the money, you may be better off getting one of those plastic tub covers like Bath Fitter uses, as it would be less work.