Is Bathtub Refinishing Worth It?

Oct 30, 2019

Bathtub Refinishing

Does your bathtub possess a mottled appearance due to missing pieces of enamel and small nicks? Do stains and discoloration mean that your tub never really looks clean? If your bathtub shows its age like this, you might have found yourself considering bathtub refinishing as a way to restore your bathroom to its former glory. Of course, before hiring someone for the project, it’s important to consider whether bathtub refinishing is really worth it.

The Process of Bathtub Refinishing

A fairly intricate procedure, bathtub refinishing requires a professional touch. The process begins with the sanding of the tub. Next, the cracks and worn areas get filled with polyester putty. After the application of a bonding agent, several coats of primer and paint are applied to finish your bathtub. While this process can restore a tub to its former glory, the success of bathtub refinishing depends on several factors.

Type of Damage

Bathtub refinishing only repairs minor, cosmetic damage. That’s because, ultimately, bathtub refinishing amounts to repainting your tub. Much like a coat of paint can freshen up a room, but can’t effectively cover structural damage, bathtub refinishing will update your tub’s appearance without addressing underlying damage. If left unfixed, this larger damage will inevitably surface again.

Type of Bathtub

Some bathtubs are more worthwhile to refinish than others. So long as they possess no structural damage, acrylic tubs can benefit from refinishing and recapture their glossy shine. Relators also recommend refinishing antique, cast-iron, claw-foot tubs. Preserving these features adds a touch of richness to your bathroom and can improve your home’s resale value.

Type of Budget

Most bathroom remodels require both time and money. Bathtub refinishing, on the other hand, will usually improve the appearance of your bathroom for a much lower price point. Bathtub refinishing projects also require as little as a day to complete, though ventilating the harmful chemicals used during the process can take up to 48 hours.

Whether you would like to clean up the look of your current bathtub or invest in a full bath remodel, HWC Homeworks Corp. can help. Contact us today to learn more about the bathroom remodeling services we offer.