Tub Refinishing – An Easy Way to Update Your Bathroom

If you love the look of your old tub but don’t love mildew stains, deep cracks or rusting, it may be time for a tub refinishing job. Refinishing (also called resurfacing, re-enameling or retubing) is a much cheaper and easier way to update your bathroom than replacing the entire bathtub.

Refinishing is best for older bathtubs, as it preserves the character and style of the tub and protects the original materials from further damage and wear. It’s also a good choice for bathtubs that are an odd size or were custom-made for the space, as replacement can be more expensive and difficult.

Tub Refinishing: Revive Your Bath with Cost-Effective Solutions

A professional refinisher will thoroughly clean the tub, sand it and repair any chips, pitting or rust spots before applying a new, durable finish. A reputable company will use a proven bonding agent, such as Miracle Method’s MM-4, which is formulated to ensure the new surface adheres properly and lasts for years to come.

Refinishing chemicals can be harmful, so it’s important that a trained and certified technician takes every necessary precaution to protect themselves and their clients. Refinishers typically mask the area and use a local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system rated for the product they’re using to eliminate exposure to hazardous vapors and spray. They’ll also encourage you to open windows and run portable fans, if possible, to help improve ventilation in the room while the refinishing work is taking place. The process can take a day or two, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly and keep the area well-ventilated.