Is It Worth It To Refinish A Bathtub?

Does bathtub refinishing really work?

Refinishing helps protect the integrity of your bathtub.

However, constant care in terms of weekly cleaning and maintenance is required to keep moisture and unwanted agents such as mold from deteriorating your finish and potentially damaging your bathtub.

When given proper care, your reglaze will last 10-15 years..

Is reglazing a bathtub a good idea?

Usually more cost-effective than swapping it for something new, refinishing a bathtub saves you the time and effort involved in a larger bathroom remodeling project. Plus, it allows you to preserve an older design, such as an antique clawfoot tub, that adds character to a bathroom but has seen better days.

How much does it cost to re enamel a bathtub?

Cost also varies, but most homeowners appear to be spending around $550 for the service. Some homeowners say that they have paid $250-$300 for bathtub refinishing, but these also tend to be the homeowners complaining about the poor quality.

How many times can you Reglaze a tub?

“The material used to etch and glaze is very toxic and the customer would need to leave their house for a day or two so the house could ventilate properly,” said Vince Albachiaro, a merchant for Home Depot’s home services. Reglazing can only be performed once.

What is the difference between reglazing and refinishing bathtub?

Advantages: The cost of tub reglazing is lower than the cost of a full tub replacement or the cost of a new liner. The average cost is about $452, according to Angie’s List. A refinished bathtub can last for about 20 years if you care for it properly, which can be longer than the lifespan of a brand-new bathtub.

Does Reglazing a tub smell?

After the bathtub refinishing products begin to dry, the fumes from refinishing will dissipate over time. If at any time you smell strong odors during the time that the curing process is happening, you should also remove yourself from the fumes.

How do I stop my bathtub from peeling?

Spray the exposed surface with a light coating of paint from a can of acrylic urethane enamel. A tub repair kit might have the spray paint included in the kit. Allow this coat to dry at least 15 minutes. Apply a second and third coat of enamel, allowing each coat to dry.

How long will a refinished bathtub last?

3 1/2 yearsHow Long Will a Refinished Tub Last? Based on our experience, the surface of a refinished tub can last 3 1/2 years.

Is there a spray paint for bathtubs?

Rust-Oleum Stops Rust 12 oz. White Tub and Tile Refinishing Spray Paint (Case of 6) provides a 1-step solution to refinish tubs, sinks and showers in just minutes. Unique acrylic epoxy finish bonds to porcelain and ceramic providing outstanding adhesion, durability and color retention in high moisture areas.

Why is my bathtub peeling?

When your bathtub finish is flaking off, it means that it has been refinished before. If it was refinish correctly, the finish should last 10-15+ years. If it was poorly finished (i.e. improper chemicals, lack of acid etch etc.), the finish will flake and peel much faster.