Bathtub Reglazing Vs. Replacing.

Your bathtub is a little slice of heaven in your home. You can relax, clean up, and enjoy a few minutes of comfort every day. But after years of use, your bathtub can start to get old and grimy, and not so inviting. One of the reasons for bathtub wear and tear is water. It leaves calcium deposits that discolor and disrupt the bathtub texture. And no matter how many times you clean it, it doesn’t get better

So, what can you do?

Replace the entire bathtub

One of your options is to replace the entire bathtub. But are you aware of the cost, time and efforts involved? Not only will it cost you a ton of money, but it will also increase the risk of deconstructing your bathroom and making it unsightly. Broken tiles, chipped walls, disrupted plumbing and a lot of debris are part and parcel of the replacement procedure. And these damages come with their own hidden costs!

Or reglaze and save a ton of money

While you could go for a full bathtub replacement, there is another option out there: bathtub reglazing. This economical method restores the old and worn out bathtub back to its original self! Although the internet is full of DIY bathtub reglazing and restoration tips, trust an expert to do the job. Reglazing requires professional skill and expertise.  When done by the pros, bathtub reglazing and refinishing services are worth investing in. 

Turns out, bathtub reglazing has been around since the 1950s. This safe and odorless process can be completed within a few hours and doesn’t disturb your routine. The best part is that the reglazing process can be done onsite. It also leaves little or no mess and doesn’t interfere with any other fixtures in your bathroom. The process is a relatively simple one— trained experts clear the tub and remove all caulking. They continue the process by sanding and vacuuming to reveal a smooth surface. The bathroom is then ventilated and any excess chemical is cleared up.

The refinishing process requires specific materials, depending on how worn out your bathtub is. This factor also determines the price your contractor will quote. The process takes around 5 hours to complete, but depending on the extent of damage, it could take longer to ventilate. It sounds overwhelming, but the truth is, your bathtub will be ready to use in 24 hours!

Hiring a professional to take care of your bathtub refinish has lasting results. You’ll be left with a smooth, shiny, and highly durable product. The reglazed fixtures, when allowed to cure properly, will be resilient to future cracks, chips, and damages. Once your tub has been reglazed, it becomes easier to clean and it looks glossy and brand new! For just a fraction of the price, you’re getting convenience and quality.

If you’re interested in getting a quote to reglaze your bathtub or related fixtures, check out Everglaze Coatings in Baltimore!