Our main bathroom tub suffered a damage by falling object creating
chipped away glazing. Bathroom overall(vanity, toilet, floor, tile
walls) being in very good shape, I am wondering if I can have the tub
relined with acrylic molded form or have it reglazed. Any opinions
between this two options or do I need a new tub.
I had my tub reglazed over 5 years ago and it was $350. 5 years have gone
by and it still looks brand new. I too had a chip in a prominant location
on the edge of my tub - the repair guy used a bondo-like substance and
sanded it smooth to match the contours of the surrounding surface. the
chipped spot dissapeared - about the size of a quarter - and the glazing
still looks great. The whole process took about 4 hours. Not sure about
the acrylic option as I have not seen that done before.
to add more;you need to exercise care when cleaning a refinished tub.
No abrasive cleaners,no bleaches.(causes yellowing in epoxy finishes)
"Tough as Tile" recommends Simple Green as a cleaner.
I've read that the urethane finishes don't have the yellowing problem.
We had the tub refinished in our hall bath. It lasted about five
years and was not very expensive to do at that time. I finally re-did
the bathroom last year and got a new tub and tile. I got estimates
on those shower liners/tub liners and they cost more than having a new
tub installed with new ceramic tile. Don't know how long they last,
but the estimated cost were a lot higher.
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