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How Bathtub Refinishing Saves You Money

February 6, 2019

How Bathtub Refinishing Saves You Money:

 

Your tub has seen better days, and now you must choose between buying a new one and re-coating what you already own.

 

Here's our guide to the pros of bathtub reglazing.

Relaxing in a warm bath is a great way to unwind after hectic day. When your bathtub is dingy or deteriorating, however, taking a bath may be the last thing you'd consider. If you're ready to replace an old tub, it might be wise to instead consider refinishing what you already own.

Replacing an existing bathtub with a newer model is not always a simple chore. The original tub almost always needs to be cut into pieces to fit through the bathroom door. There may also be flooring, trim, surrounds, and plumbing that need to be removed and replaced. While a new tub can cost as little as $200, labor expenses for the replacement process can easily add $1,000 or more to the bill.        

                                                      

Instead, wise homeowners have the existing tub reglazed, which costs significantly less. Whether your bathtub is dingy and stained, or even if it sports some serious rust and cracks, the trained professional at All American can fix and re-coat the surface for a like-new look. Cast-iron, steel, and fiberglass tubs and shower stalls can all be re-coated to match the original finish or in an entirely new color.

 

The refinishing process involves three steps.

  • First, the technician strips off the old finish and sands the tub to create a smooth surface.

  • Next, any holes, cracks, chips, or rust spots are repaired.

  • Finally, a primer, multiple layers of coating, and a sealant are applied. The bathtub can usually be used again in one to three days, and the finish should last 10-15 years.

There are do-it-yourself reglazing kits available for less than $50, but this work is best left to a trained contractor. These products don't use the same technology as the professionals, and the results are less durable and often look painted on rather than smooth.

 

Call today and speak to your tub refinishing experts 1-954-527-2725

 

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