Refinishing is the smart choice to
deal with an outdated or damaged tub, counter top, sink or wall
tile. Chips, rust, cracks, stains and dull areas completely
go away. Fixtures with outdated colors can be changed and look
new again. You choose the color to fit your new decor. 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 again about replacement.
Replacement, especially bathtubs, includes expensive tradesmen
and a week of hassles. Frequently demolition is required.
That means noisy, dusty work that causes damage to your floors,
walls and plumbing. Not to mention the cost savings. Replacing
a tub can cost $2,500 or more.
Liners are a good alternative if the wallboard behind your
tile wall is damaged. Read more about liners.
||$2,395 for tub, $3,695 for
tub and wall
||$349 for tub, $599 for one-piece
|Time without tub
||7 - 10 days
||15 plus years
||10 - 15 years
|Look and feel
||Porcelain, plastic or fiberglass
||Acrylic or plastic shell
||Retains the look and feel of
the original porcelain and ceramic fixtures
|Disruption to home and life
||Major: dust, debris, dumpsters,
drywall, several workmen
||Moderate: dust and debris
||Minimal: one worker, done in
a few hours
Thinking about 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.
Call us for more information.