Things You'll Need
Flat-head screw driver
Epoxy spray paint
A plastic shower base can become darkened by years of footprints, soap scum, body oils, and dirt. Though the surface may be clean, the stain will remain a slight discomfort for people who are in the shower stall. Refinishing a shower base is the best way to restore and clean the shower's floor surface. The refinishing job requires less than half a day's work and can work wonders for a bathroom's overall aesthetics.
Clean the shower stall with household cleaners and wash off with water. Let it dry.
Remove old caulking surrounding the shower pan with a flat-head screw driver. Clean up caulk debris.
Clean the shower base with tri-sodium phosphate and a sponge to remove soap scum, oils, dirty, and old caulk. TSP is a very powerful cleaning agent. Wear protective goggles, a mask, and gloves. Keep away from skin and work in a well-ventilated area.
Tape off the surrounding walls with plastic tarps and masking tape to prevent spills.
Spray on epoxy spray paint on the shower base. Use a paint specifically designed for shower bases. Spray following the manufacturer's directions. Spray on three coats, letting each coat dry. Use fine-grit sandpaper to smooth any rough patches or overspray spots. Clean up any debris before spraying on another coat. Let it dry.
Remove tarps and tape.
Nikki Cash graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's in film/TV, where she won an MPAA Scholarship. Since graduating, she has written and produced an independent feature film starting her career as a writer in 2005. Cash enjoys writing eHow articles with topics ranging from home improvement to crafts.