Bath fitter?


Is there a good bath tub covering that you can install yourself to make it look new? Is it worth it?
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I'm not sure about a do-it-yourself fix but when we bought this house the bathtub was already showing wear and tear. We found an ad where a man came in and refinished it - similar to paint but it was a thicker product. Anyway, it cost less than $100 (back about 1995) and it added at least five years to the life of the tub. The tub was acrylic finish - not the heavy kind they used to make. If you can't find a do it yourself kit you might consider the refinishing job.
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Van Chocstraw wrote:

I have yet to see a refinish job that wasn't obvious. None of them look like a new tub.
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Maybe not DIY. I've had numerous kitchen and bath sinks refinished by pros. My kitchen sink recently. Looks like new.
Once had a 1910 claw-foot tub refinished, inside and out - even the ball and talon feet. Sold it later at break even.
OP didn't mention the tub material.
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Yes....I have used the company called 'Bathfitter" that removed my bath tub and I had a stand up shower installed with glass sliding doors... I also had 'Bathfitter" guys put in a tub surround in a different bathroom... Was it worth it and was it a good job? It was an excellent installation and I really like it....as far as being "worth it" Bathfitter has a lifetime warranty on their install and product... so after doing 3 bathroom renos in about 15 years...yes....the lifetime warranty is worth it... They won't sell to someone doing their own install though and for good reason... Jim
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