There is nothing like taking a relaxing soak in the tub after a long day at work, but it can feel very unappealing if the tub you want to sink into is covered in grime, rust, or cracks. If your bathtub is in dire need of a makeover, you have come to the right place!
Whether you are dealing with minor rust spots or are caught up in a big bathroom mess, there are two bathtub renovation options that you can choose between: reglaze your bathtub or replace your bathtub. In this blog, we will talk about each of these options so you can decide which one is best suited to your needs.
When Should You:
1) Refinish/Reglaze Your Bathtub
Bathtub reglazing, also called bathtub refinishing or recoating, is a repair process carried out for cosmetic reasons. The process can get rid of surface imperfections and make your bathtub look as good as new.
Professional bathtub repair experts from Grout Experts will begin the process by pouring sand on the surface of your tub. This will remove any mild stains or scratches. After that, any leftover chips or cracks will be filled. Then the experts will cover the bathtub with paint and primer. Depending on the size and condition of your bathtub, they might have to do multiple coats. Once the tub has been painted, the last step is buffing.
Your bathtub is probably worth saving if it is in a relatively good working condition. Reglazing can get rid of imperfections and turn your bathtub into a smooth surface. For example, if your bathtub has developed yellow stains that won’t go away even when you clean it, you should opt for reglazing. It will either remove the stains or cover them up.
If your bathtub has minor, shallow scratches or cracks, you should reglaze your bathtub to fill them. However, it would be best if you did not reglaze a tub with major cracks since these cracks might cause leakage or damage the structural integrity of your tub. It’s a better idea to replace such bathtubs.
2) Replace Your Bathtub
Reglazing can upgrade your bathtub, but some tubs are too damaged. You cannot fix them through reglazing. Hence, the best thing to do in such a situation is to replace your bathtub with something new.
Most bathtubs last about 25 years. If your tub has turned 25 or is older, you should think about replacing it. Even if your bathtub is working fine presently, it might give out shortly, and you will eventually end up replacing it anyway.
If your bathtub frequently needs repairs, you might want to consider buying a new one. Reglazing a damaged bathtub that needs repairs very often can prove to be a complete waste of money. If your bathtub needs numerous repairs in a year, it may not be worth your time, effort, or money.
The reglazing process might take a few visits. It can take a week or two before your bathtub is ready for use. If you do not have the time to wait, replacing your bathtub might be a faster option. You might even be able to buy, install and use your new tub all in one day.
If your bathtub leaks, you should start looking for a replacement. There is no use reglazing a leaky bathtub. Repairing major leaks will only provide a temporary fix. It is better just to buy a new tub instead of spending money on expensive repairs.
Call the Grout Experts to Get Your Bathtub Fixed Today!
So, do you want to reglaze your bathtub or replace it? Either way, get in touch with Grout Experts today! We provide top-notch tub reglazing services in Illinois and Wisconsin. We can potentially identify your bathtub issues and suggest what you should do about them! Call us on (847) 356-6928 for an appointment or consultation.
Thanks for helping me understand that reglazing your bathtub can improve its overall appearance when it’s full of stains. My sister received one of the properties of our late aunt, and she’s looking for improvement ideas that can make it look new again. I’ll be sure to pitch this idea to her when we meet again.