A bathtub is one of the things in your home that typically experiences daily use, and by more than one person. Many homes today are designed with a primary bathroom, shared by the occupants of the primary bedroom, and one or more other bathrooms shared by the rest of the members of the household. Over time, even the lesser used bathtub can become worn and begin to look unsightly. This visible wear can come in the form of stains, chips, cracks, rust and/or scratches. Fortunately there’s good news, bathtub reglazing can erase these signs of wear and tear, making your tub feel and look like new again.
What is Bathtub Reglazing?
The first stage involves tub pre-treatment preparation. If there are areas that aren’t being refinished, these are masked to avoid damage. Pre-treatment is done by chemically cleaning the tub and etching it. Non-toxic chemicals leave the surface free of dirt and debris. Etching is done with an acid wash that opens up the surface, allowing for better absorption of other chemicals used further in the process. Cracks, chips, holes, rust and other forms of imperfections are then repaired, and old caulking is removed. Sanding for a smooth finish completes this stage.
In the next phase, a special primer that acts as a bonding agent is applied. Topped with layers of topcoat, it is finished with one possessing the properties of a complex polymer, bonding at a molecular level. This layer protects the tub from constant heat and humidity, and is applied to the desired thickness and gloss.
This stage is completed by applying a new caulk. Once it dries, the tub is ready for use.
The Benefits of Bathtub Resurfacing
1) Perhaps the biggest benefit is financial. Resurfacing your bathtub costs up to 70% less than replacing.
2) Bathtub resurfacing is significantly less time consuming since tasks such as demolishing walls, installing drywall, tiling, grouting and plumbing are eliminated.
3) Another benefit to your finances, bathtub reglazing can increase home value significantly.
4) Bathtub resurfacing is an excellent opportunity to customize your tub with color, especially after choosing to upgrade it in other ways such as with jets that will give you a hydro massage.
Which Bathtubs Can You Resurface?
All types of bathtubs can be resurfaced regardless of their shape or size. This means that jacuzzi tubs, standard-size ones, stand-alones, clawfoot, soaking and Roman and even cast iron tubs can be refinished. At the end of the process, your bathtub will look like-new. If the tiles around it, or anywhere throughout the bathroom show signs of wear, having them resurfaced as well is advised. Shower stalls can also be refinished, as can sinks and vanities. Related additional services available included treating a bathtub to provide a non-slip finish or having your bathtub drain replaced.
In or around the New York or New Jersey area, Supreme Bath Refinishing is the name to call for high-quality, convenient and affordable bathtub reglazing. Whether you’re interested in learning more about or already considering reglazing services for your home, rental, Airbnb, hotel, resort, or other commercial property. Get your quote on a cost effective alternative to replacement, and receive the supreme in service with the satisfaction of the bathroom you deserve.