Bathtub refinishing

Bathtub Refinishing: Common Questions

How long does it take to refinish a bathtub?

It generally takes between 3½ and 4 hours to refinish a standard size tub.

Why not buy a new tub?

While new tubs may be purchased for $200, the quality at such a price is generally inferior. New steel tubs are often thin enough to accumulate water collecting spots. Over a period of time this will damage the finish. New acrylic tubs are prone to cracks on the bottom. Necessary costs for plumbing and tile removal can easily exceed $4,000. Refinishing saves thousands in the long run.

How much does it cost to refinish a bathtub?

A standard size tub will generally cost $325 - $375 depending on its shape and other qualities.

Can a previously refinished tub be refinished again?

Yes. Tubs can be refinished an infinite number of times. Sometimes the old finish must be stripped off before a new one can be applied.

How long will a refinished tub last?

A quality refinishing job should last 12+ years. After that, the tub may not retain its original shine, but this is comparable to the impact of time on a new tub.

How soon can I use my tub after refinishing?

The finish we apply cures in 4 hours, then the tub is ready to use.

My tub was refinished by someone else and is now peeling. What happened?

This is most likely a bonding or maintenance issue. The company that refinished your tub most likely used inferior or inexpensive materials. The refinisher doing the application may have been inexperienced. Best Refinishing protects against peeling by using only the finest materials on the market. Jeff has over 30 years of experience. Care instructions are supplied with every refinished tub to ensure a long lasting, lustrous finish.