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An epoxy finish lasts longer

Q How can I stop the Paint from peeling off our metal shower stall? J. Spaeth St. Louis, Mo.

A Metal shower stalls, are extremely difficult to paint with a long-lasting material without going to a two-component, water-based epoxy.Epoxies have the water resistance required in damp areas such as showers.

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Follow the labeled directions in preparing the metal and then apply the finish coats.

Another possibility is to use a gloss chlorinated, rubber- based paint that is specifically made for damp surroundings. One such product is made right there in St. Louis by the Steelcote Company.The Phone number is (314) 771-8053.

Ask for the particulars as to surface preparation and the necessary priming mate rial.

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