Refinishing, resurfacing, and reglazing is a smart and economical choice to deal with an outdated or damaged bathtub, cast iron bathtub, clawfoot tub, pedestal tub, shower, ceramic tile, sink, farm sink, vanity, countertop, cabinet, antique, or antique furniture. Outdated colors can be changed and look new again. You can select a color to fit your new décor and even add a textured finish to your countertop! Most customers can’t tell the difference between a refinished tub and a new one. Faced with worn or dated fixtures, you have the choice of refinishing or replacement. Think twice about replacement. Replacement, especially bathtubs, includes expensive tradesmen and a week of hassles. Frequently demolition is required. That means noisy, dusty work that can cause damage to your floors, walls and plumbing. Not to mention the cost savings.
Options and Cost Comparison
|$325 (prices may vary by job)|
|Time Without Tub||7-10 days||2 days||48 hours for traditional method|
|Durability||15+ years||10-15 years||15+ years|
|Look & Feel||Porcelain, plastic, fiberglass||Acrylic or plastic shell||Retain original porcelain and ceramic fixtures but with new color and texture|
|Disruption||Major: dust, debris, drywall, plumbing, construction crew, etc.||Moderate: dust and debris||Minimal: 1-2 workers|
Considering refinishing yourself? We strongly suggest you don’t. Bathtub refinishing or reglazing is not a do-it-yourself project; it involves the use of strong chemicals and materials that are beyond the skill and ability for most homeowners and untrained users. DIY kits are limited in their strength, durability and way they are applied. Most often DIY refinishing jobs end up being redone by a professional with the additional cost of stripping the peeling finish. If these kits actually worked, there’d be no need for professional refinishers.