Bathtub reglazing is a cheaper alternative to replacing the whole bathtub and prolonging its life on a limited budget.
Here are four things you need to know about bathtub reglazing.
What Is Bathtub Reglazing?
It’s a process in which your bathtub is coated with a layer to make it look as good as new. It refreshes the surface of your bathtub to remove the appearance of any damages or cracks that are visible.
The Material Of Your Bathtub
Bathtubs are usually made up of iron, steel, fiberglass and acrylic material. Every material requires a different technique, so you should contact a professional bathtub remodeler to understand the procedure. If your bathtub is already refinished, it might have to be replaced or a different method might have to be used.
DIY Reglazing Method
You can find DIY refinishing kits in your nearby stores; however, there are many technicalities that you might be unaware of and any damage will end up costing you more. The cracks on your bathtub can also be a warning sign of a decade or deteriorated condition of your bathtub. Only a professional bathtub refinisher will be able to tell you how it can be fixed. It will take more time and effort if you try to do it by yourself and you might not like the results in the end.
What Is The Bathtub Reglazing Procedure Like?
The experienced bathtub refinishers sand down your bathtub surface to make it equal from every corner. Then the cracks and worn-out areas are filled with a solution that won’t get damaged due to water. Several coats of primer and paint are applied before the buffing stage to give it a glossy appearance.
How Long Does Bathtub Reglaze Last?
- It depends on various factors about how long the reglaze would last. If you have used a DIY kit or you have gotten it reglazed by an amateur, then it would deteriorate very quickly.
- The quality of the products used also plays a part in prolonging the life of the refinished bathtub.
- If the surface is not prepared correctly, then the coating will wear and tear at an early time.
- If the buffing is not done properly, then the cracks will form again, and the refinished look will go away.
Bathtub reglazing lasts for around 8 to 10 years, if you take proper care and maintain it regularly. You can contact us to get your tile and bathtub reglazing in Brooklyn. We can also change the color of your existing bathtub and can repair all the cracks, chips and scratches with our special offers. Our expert refinishers have also worked on rusty old bathtubs and reglaze them to appear as good as new.