Bathtub refinishing comes with plenty of benefits including the fact that this process is a cost effective and green
remodeling alternative to the usual bathtub replacement. Refinishing your tub instead of having it replaced gets it looking just like a brand new bathtub without having to spend a fortune on it. Here are the main advantages brought by bathtub refinishing. First, this process will save you money – in fact, you can save up to 70% of the costs usually involved by bathtub replacement or remodeling. Also, it will save you precious time – with bathtub refinishing, you will have to spend up to 5-6 hours depending on the current condition of your bathtub.
Bathtub by BainUltra
Additionally, refinished bathtubs are known for lasting a longer period of time and this advantage of longevity should be taken into account when wondering whether bathtub refinishing is a wise solution for you or not. For instance, once you have your bathtub refinished, you can count on it to last up to 10 or even 15 years. The advantage of color choice is also brought by bathtub refinishing and you can go for almost any color you choose to have without having to spend lots and lots of money.
Other bathtub refinishing benefits include the elimination of mildew and mold on your bathroom tiles and tub, an easier cleaning process as the refinished surface will look just like brand new, choice of various refinishing services, low
maintenance and money saving. Here are some simple steps for you to follow in order to refinish your bathtub. First, you will have to consider your own safety and make sure that the whole working area is well ventilated. This aspect is paramount as you will use several types of chemicals – protect yourself by using safety gloves and goggles and a ventilator in order to protect yourself from the chemical fumes.
Bathtub by Glassidromassaggio
Once you have provided yourself with the necessary equipment and supplies, start refinishing your tub. Start by giving your bathtub the necessary cursory cleaning in order to remove any loose gaskets and caulking. The tub refinishing kit can be purchased from any local hardware store – in this kit, you will find several chemicals that are to be used in order to clean your bathtub and prepare its surface for further refinishing. Such chemicals will remove all the oils and soaps from the surface of your bathtub. Also, scrubbing your tub with a sandpaper (220/240 grit) is necessary.
Next, you will have to make sure that you rinse the residues that will be caused by your sandpaper scrubbing. Once you have everything cleaned, you will have to prime the tub. Applying the necessary base coat for the bathtub is what comes next – make sure that you use safety goggles, gloves and a respirator in order to prevent any harm.
Bathtub by Laguna
Once you have the base coat applied, make sure that you let this coat thoroughly dry before applying the next topcoat. This topcoat will be in the color you want to have for your bathtub. When mixing this coat, follow all the manufacturer’s instructions in order to get maximum quality. Apply this coat by using a spray gun and do it in even and smooth motions. The topcoat will need up to 72 hours to cure.