Bathub refinishing is ones of the options that you have if your bathtub is already worn out. The first options would be to throw away and get a new one fixed for you. A new bathtub is not very expensive. With around 200 dollars you can get a brand new bathtub. However please be aware that throwing old bathtub requires a lot of effort and manpower not to mention the damaged that it could cost to the bathroom tiles and concrete.
Therefore bathub refinishing is a cheaper option as you do not have to buy a new bathtub and demolishing your bathroom while taking out the old one. Bathub refinishing can be done by hiring a professional or you can choose to do it by yourselves. A DIY options is always cheaper however if you have no experience it can turns into a nightmare.
If you choose to outsource the process to a professional company, the result of bathub refinishing will likely be good or even very good and sometimes it can be even better that the new bathtub. The process is easy and doesn’t take long time, a day of work and additional 4 days to let the coating completely dry is normally needed for a complete bathub refinishing.
The cost for hiring a professional to handle the bathub refinishing job might cost you around 300 dollars depending on the experience level of the person or company. In fact they can also offer you not only bathub refinishing but also toilet, sink, tile refinishing. In other word a complete bathroom service.
This can be viable options when you start feeling to do a major renovation of your bathroom. The cost for renovation can easily cost you ten thousand dollar while a complete refinishing might cost you only less than a thousand dollar. It is better to do bathub refinishing before remodeling your bathroom.
The process for bathub refinishing is very simple. First you need to completely dry the bathtub and then sand the entire surface of the bathtub. Use a wet sand sizing 400-600 grit, and wash away the dirt after you sand them. The sanding process will clean the sticky dirt and remove the old coating while giving a good surface for the new coating layer of the bathub refinishing.
After the sanding is complete make sure that the entire surface has been scratched perfectly and evenly. Use any type of polyester to repair the crack and chips. The next step in bathub refinishing is to apply coating to the surface. Add at least two layers of coating with an interval of at least an hour and let it dry perfectly. During the coating process make sure that you apply it in one direction and do it smoothly. Use thin layers of coating and be passion doing it step by step, try to put it as evenly as possible as this will determine the quality of your bathub refinishing.
Once finished, let the bathtub dry for at least four days before being use. This drying process will make sure that the coating applied during the bathub refinishing process dried.