| Hello neighbors, can anyone recommend a person or system to refinish 1940
bathroom tub and reglaze ceramic tile?
A person? without narrowing it down closer
than the Western hemisphere? You should
be able to find tub reglazers near you. They
come in and etch the porcelain with acid, then
spray a fast-dry finish. If it's done well, and
the tub is smooth, without cracks or chips, it
should look nice and last for years. It won't look
quite as nice as a new tub, but close.
They can do the same with tile, but it will be
noticeable because it will also glaze the grout.
Cleaning and bleaching the grout might be better.
But if the tile looks tired and old then a glaze finish
might be a nice improvement.
I've dealt with a half dozen such people. All
did a job of equivalent quality. It helps if you
prep it yourself. Clean off any existing caulk
and recaulk only after the reglazing. Otherwise
they'll glaze right over the caulking.
If you have a contractor, ask them for a
reference. If not, and you don't have friends who
have had it done, you might just look for local
ads. for "tub reglazing".