Everything You Need To Know About Bathtub Resurfacing


It is often said that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. This is because it can be expensive to remodel those two rooms and prospective buyers do not want to have to pay for the work themselves. That said, there are tricks to updating your bathroom for a fraction of the cost, including bathtub refinishing. 

How can I make my bathtub look new again?

Old, dated bathtubs can really make a bathroom look worse for wear. Even if it is in near perfect condition, a bathtub in a dated color, such as bright blue or avocado green, can instantly age a bathroom. Replacing a bathtub is not only an expensive proposition but also a difficult one involving licensed contractors, heavy lifting, and, in some jurisdictions, construction permits. Bathtub resurfacing, on the other hand, is a simple procedure that is able to easily make your old tub look brand new for a fraction of the cost of remodeling.

What is the difference between resurfacing, refinishing, and reglazing a tub?

Resurfacing and refinishing a bathtub are two terms that can be used interchangeably. Reglazing, however, is simply the final stage of the resurfacing process, where new paint and glaze are applied to the surface of the existing bathtub.

What is resurfacing?

Bathtub resurfacing is the process of adding new life to an older bathtub. A professionally trained bathtub refinisher will strip the old bathtub, make any repairs to the surface that are needed, and apply new paint and a few coats of glaze. The process allows homeowners to change the color of a bathtub to white or off-white as well as repair an older tub. Resurfacing is able to be completed in just a couple of days, but it is advisable to wait several days for the surface to harden before using it again.  

Does bathtub resurfacing last?

When refinished by a professional, homeowners can expect to get an additional 10 to 15 years of use out of an older tub, depending on the age and condition before resurfacing.

How do you clean a tub that has been resurfaced?

Cleaning a bathtub after resurfacing is no different than how you cleaned before. Be sure to use non-abrasive cleaners for long-lasting results. 

Resurfacing a bathtub not only brings your entire bathroom into the 21st century in the span of just a day or two, but an up-to-date bathroom also adds value to your home.


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