Bathtub reglazing and resurfacing is a fare more site intensive and complicated process in contrast to simple bathtub refinishing.
This is because the chemicals that are often used for bathtub reglazing require a respirator in order to breathe properly around during the installation process, and a special protective suit is usually required to do the work in the room as well. Needless to say, while bathtub refinishing is sometimes something that anyone with the right knowledge and experience will be able to easily do, bathtub reglazing is not exactly the same thing.
What Type of Bathtub Renovation Process Do You Need?
Many people assume that the term bathtub recoating, refinishing, resurfacing, and reglazing all mean the same thing, but this could not be any farther from the truth. As far as reglazing is concerned, it is only a cosmetic update and does not necessarily improve the overall durability of the bathtub (refinishing or repair work may be needed for that first).
What Is Reglazing Good For?
You might be wondering why you would want to have your bathtub reglazed in the first place. Basically, reglazing is only a suitable process for bathtubs that are already in good shape. If your bathtub is in decent shape but also has very minor scratches or stains or any other kinds of imperfections, then reglazing should be a viable option if you really want to improve the look of your bathtub and give it a much glossier finish.
What Are The Pros of Reglazing Your Bathtub?
The most obvious benefit to reglazing your bathtub is the fact that it can hide basic imperfections and scratches and stains in your bathtub, while also giving it a glossier and nicer looking finish. This can really improve the aesthetic value of the bathtub, as well as your home’s overall value.
Another big benefit to reglazing your bathtub is the fact that it is a fairly inexpensive process in contrast to many other bathtub renovation processes. You shouldn’t expect to pay more than a thousand dollars for reglazing your bathtub, and often times you can have reglazed for far less than that even.
Finally, reglazing your bathtub will also be a very quick process, and most reglazing projects are completed within twenty four hours.
What Are The Cons of Reglazing Your Bath Tub?
Perhaps the biggest con to reglazing your bathtub, and this was touched on above, is that the substances and chemicals used for the reglazing can be toxic and dangerous. This is why respirators and proper suits will need to be worn during the process.
Another big con with reglazing is the fact that it can only be done one time, so if you decide you don’t like the result and want to reverse it either now or further on down the road, you’re going to need to turn to another renovation option. We also offer shower tile resurfacing service.