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There is nothing more relaxing than a bubble bath at the end of a very long and tiring day but in
order to enjoy this utterly beautiful and relaxing time, you need to have a clean space where you can
just take it easy and forget all the tension with bathtub resurfacing.
Rust, grime and cracks in your bathtub can surely be a put off and can turn your relaxation fantasy into a nightmare. But many of us still put off our bathtub renovation project because the whole process is kind of overwhelming, isn’t it?
Whether you are dealing with minor rust spots or something major, there are some bathtub
resurfacing options that can surely fit into any budget, timeline and lifestyle.
1) Bathtub resurfacing/reglazing/ refinishing –
Known by various different names such as resurfacing, recoating, refinishing or reglazing, the process for this is quite simple and straight forward.
An expert begins by sanding down the tub’s surface, fills in cracks and worn out areas,
applies several coats of primer and paint before doing a final buffing.
This process is usually temporary as it is similar to putting nail polish on your nails but then as you go through your
regular routine, you will need various touch ups.
If your existing bathtub is in pretty good shape, then a simple touch up job can be enough as this is the most affordable option
available, it’s quick and usually takes a day to complete.
A few disadvantages of getting this done are that this process can be a little dangerous because the material used to etch and
glaze is very toxic and the owner of the house would need to leave their house for a day or two so that the house can get ventilated properly.
The weather can also play a factor in how long it takes for the finishing coat to dry and how well it binds to the surface. Climate most
suited for this procedure is cooler, less humid weather typical of fall or spring.
2) Bathtub liners –
Bathliners are basically acrylic replicas of your existing bathtub. You can surely get the colour and style changed but usually your contractor will install the liner on top of your existing bathtub and then permanently fix it with the help of a combination of
two sided tape and silicone acrylic.
Even though the complete process might take a couple of months starting from the time your contractor would begin by taking measurements of the existing bathtub and then finally installing it. If your tub was very good in the past then
having a liner for it could be a better option than getting it reglazed.
But, before you go in for this option, do some research to make sure that your contractors are experts in bathtub
liners. The advantage of going in for this procedure is that the installation typically takes a day or two and also because it is quite affordable.
Even though this process has it’s advantages, still if you are looking for a bathtub that looks new, then getting a bathtub liner
won’t completely change it. You can change the course but this would only mimic the existing bathtub.
3) Bathtub replacement –
Whether your existing bathtub is giving you trouble or you are simply looking to get a fresh one, a total bathtub replacement is another option to consider.
This is the most time consuming and expensive option as it involves getting rid of your existing bathtub to get a new one. By going in for a complete replacement, homeowners who don’t like the size, shape or location of their existing tub, have the chance to get a new
This procedure offers a long term solution and not just a temporary one. A big disadvantage of this option is that it might take several weeks or months. Tub refinishing or resurfacing is like a cosmetic fix whereas bathtub replacement is more like a major surgery.
We hope the above information would be helpful to you while you are stressing over what to do to your bathtub in order to change the way it is at present. You can connect with the team of Amazing Bathroom Solutions and we will guide you through the whole process.