Has sun, weather & time turned your once beautiful wooden hot tub cabinet into an embarrassing eyesore? Fret not, I’ll show you how I transformed my ugly faded hot tub cabinet into a beautiful focal feature for under $40! Did I mention that it was also a lot of fun?
Exterior paint can give your hot tub a new lease on life, and you get to pick from dozens of colors. Customize your hot tub to match your patio furniture, or the trim on your house – the options are endless! I couldn’t decide at the store so I bought a sample size of two colors: redwood and light gray. I also purchased a small container of black paint to touch up the base on the bottom of the hot tub which had become scuffed with age.
Here are all of the materials I picked up for this project:
You’ll need painter’s tape to prevent any paint from getting on the acrylic hot tub shell.
By brushing on a small amount of each color on my hot tub cabinet, I was able to determine that I preferred the redwood color over the light gray.
Here is the finished product! It took 2/3 of a quart of paint and 2 coats to completely cover my 89” square spa.
I am no longer embarrassed for guests to see my hot tub, and am proud to say I refinished it myself! So, do you like the color I chose? Comment below with your thoughts on this Hot Tub DIY project!
Interested in restoring the natural wood appearance of your hot tub cabinet instead? See: Restoring Wooden Cabinets with Linseed Oil.