Bathtub refinishing can also be known as Bathtub resurfacing, Bathtub Reglazing, etc. Refinishing is an effective process of reglazing the surface of a worn or damaged bathtub into a new like condition. The gradual process typically involves carefully removing the drain and repairing any damaged areas, including; checking to see if the tub holds water after draining. Chips are also repaired. After necessary repairs, etching and wet sanding provide mechanical fixing and cleaning to the surface. Porcelain, enamel, and fiberglass tubs are non-porous and do not provide a pleasant substrate for the new coating to attach to. The visible result of a reglazed bathtub produces a glossy surface that seems wet and has a light refraction.
Refinishing remains an excellent cost-effective alternative to replacing a bathtub, countertop, tile or sink that is outdated, damaged, hard to clean, or simply the wrong color. Refinishing can save you up to 75% over the cost of replacement while lasting many years. The process involves roughly 3 to 5 hours to refinish and is ready to use within 24 hrs, or even sooner with special curing procedures. Many homeowners have the existing tub reglazed, which typically costs $300-$1,000, depending on area and process.
Reglazing is quick, usually taking only a day to complete while replacement can take up to several weeks or months if you choose for a custom unit.
Refinishing can typically be done on Bathtubs - porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic, cultured marble, clawfoot tubs Countertops — laminate, Formica®, tile, solid surfaces, marble, Ceramic Tile — walls, countertops, shower pans, showers, floors. There are do-it-yourself reglazing kits available for less than $50, but this work is best suited to a trained contractor. These products don't use the similar technology as the professionals, and the results are less durable and often look painted on rather than smooth.
How long does it last?
Although the actual process only requires 4-6 hours to apply, it will take between 24 and 36 hrs to completely cure. Refinishing requires ripping off the existing coat first then applying the new glaze. The life of a new glaze depends on the process you chose. Whether you did it yourself or hired a professional. Experienced refinishers typically offer warranties with proper care and cleaning instructions that results in longer life of your bathtub. Do not use harsh acids or cleaners that contain bleach as these materials can discolor or damage the surface of the tub earlier than its expected life.
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