However much time and effort you put into redecorating your bathroom, from painting and tiling to new plumbing, all of that can be undone by an old, worn out, stained bathtub. However, reglazing your bathtub is the perfect way to put the finishing touch on your bathroom look, and can be much less hassle than you might think.
There are several steps to the reglazing process, although depending on which materials are used, this process may vary. First, the tub is completely cleaned to remove any dirt or imperfections, before an acid is applied to create a rough surface for the glaze to cling on to, preventing it from chipping or peeling off later on. Once the glaze has fully dried, it is then buffed and polished for a smooth, shiny finish.
Replacing a tub is a more complicated process, which will vary a lot from tub to tub. In the most straightforward cases, it involved taking your existing bathtub to pieces, disposing of them, and then installing the new one. If your home needs any updates carried out to the pipes or floor around the tub, then these parts will need to be removed and replaced, too. Naturally, this assumes that the bathroom is in good condition- additional repairs may be required otherwise.
In most cases, reglazing is a much less laborious task than completely replacing the tub. The only exception to this is if you have a freestanding tub. Naturally, the amount of labor involved will mainly only be an issue if you are planning on doing the job yourself, but you should be aware that it can also have an effect on the overall disruption that it causes to your home, even when you are hiring professionals to carry out your replacement or reglazing for you.
While many contractor services have a scalable time frame based on the amount of work that needs to be done, a bathtub reglazing or replacement is quick and easy, so long as there are no unforeseen complications. Thereâ€™s no waiting involved, as every step can be completed immediately after the previous one. Reglazing and replacements take between one and three days, and while a replacement will require you to leave off using the bathroom until the job is done, you will still be able to use it when just a simple reglazing is taking place. In fact, the reglazing often only takes a few hours, so it is an extremely time effective process.
If youâ€™re planning on doing all the work yourself, then installing a new tub is surprisingly cheap. You can find a new bathtub for around $200 if you donâ€™t mind a cheaper model, although you can expect to pay upwards of $1,000 for a premium bathtub. If you pay for labor, though, the price will rise significantly, potentially up to $3,000 or more. On the other hand, reglazing usually costs under $1,000, depending on who you go to for the work. While it is possible to buy a reglazing kit and attempt the process yourself, we would strongly advise against this, as these products often donâ€™t work at all, or the glaze will wear out extremely fast, leaving you with nothing to show for your time and effort. All in all, if you arenâ€™t comfortable with installing a new bathtub yourself, then having your existing tub reglazed professionally will likely be the cheapest option.
The Best Quality Service
If you have an older tub and decide to have it professionally refinished, the end result might be a higher quality tub than anything you could buy new for the same price. Most new tubs (especially in the cheap to moderate price ranges) are not made with the same quality material or craftsmanship as older ones are, and reglazing can give you an incredibly well-made, well-maintained end product.
Before carrying out the refinishing process, we take the time to fill in any chips or cracks in your bathtub, to give the best possible finish. We work hard to get your damaged tub looking good as new, whether itâ€™s made out of fiberglass, acrylic, or porcelain. The whole process is fast and easy, taking between 2 and 5 hours, and youâ€™ll be able to use the bathtub the very next day- how convenient is that!
To get your 100% free quote for bathtub reglazing, get in touch by calling us at 501-920-9326.