Remember the good old days when you had a new bathtub you loved, with the right size and shape for your bathroom?
If you’re here your tub has likely seen better days or maybe you have never been able to truly enjoy a smooth bathtub. Even if that’s the case, now you will!
There’s no reason to lose the investment you made to live in a place with a bathtub nor the pleasure of sinking in a relaxing bubble bath after a long busy day.
A trained professional can do a bathtub reglazing for you.
Reglazing, also known as resurfacing, recoating, or refinishing is a quick, affordable solution to your crackly mess of a bathtub to have it looking as good as new.
It’s a pretty straightforward process: An expert starts by sanding down the tub’s surface to strip off the old finish and thoroughly cleaning it to remove soap, mineral deposits, and body oils.
Next, fills in cracks, holes, and worn areas. Repairs chips and rust spots and then apply multiple coats of primer and paint before applying a final sealant.
Usually, the bathtub can be used again in one to three days, depending on weather conditions.
After some time, you’re going to need to get it touched up again, but done with a reputable contractor it will be a lasting investment.
When is it needed?
When your bathtub has surface imperfections, worn areas, stains, scratches, is rusty and you know it’s deteriorating, it’s time to do something.
Bathtub reglazing can be used to match the original finish or in an entirely new color.
Why is it so important?
If your tub doesn’t get the proper maintenance it will drag down the whole appearance of your bathroom and make it look outdated and possibly, even gross.
Tubs made from heavy cast iron and acrylic can be reglazed to ensure they get a smooth and clean surface.
The end result of bathtub reglazing should be a bathtub that has high light refraction and looks glossy.
Benefits of bathtub reglazing
You won’t have to spend as much money as you would be replacing your bathtub with a new one –now we’re talking! – it will allow you to stay in your budget while enjoying the benefits of a new-looking bathroom. Besides, if you have an antique design, you’ll be able to preserve it.
Replacing an existing bathtub with a newer model is not a simple chore. Doing a reglazing will save you from a full bathroom renovation effort and buy you time.
Done the right way –and with proper care- in many cases reglazing can often extend the life of the bathtub by 10 to 15 years. Amazing, Right? That’s why is so important to hire the right company to do the job. Look for a true expert nearby that will take into consideration all the different elements to achieve a lasting job.
The whole point of this approach is that you end up having a fresh-looking bathroom, where you’ll want to spend relaxing moments for years to come.